Community Volunteer Awards


Volunteer of the Month

In partnership with The Register-Guard, United Way of Lane County recognizes exemplary Lane County volunteer service through the Volunteer of the Month program. A volunteer committee reviews nominations from local non-profits and selects volunteers to be featured the last Sunday of each month on a full-page section titled “Community Solutions: A Call to Action for Community Service.” Click here for an example.

Volunteer of the Year Event

From the volunteers recognized throughout the year, Honorees are selected to be recognized at the annual Volunteer of the Year Event. The community comes together in April to recognize the top overall Honorees in the following categories: Group/Team, Health and Well Being, Education and Schools, Youth and Children Services, Arts and Culture, Civic and Community, Youth Volunteer, Senior Volunteer.

Nominate a Volunteer
Detailed nominations that clearly explain the volunteer’s contribution to the community and/or organization are usually the most successful. Nominations must be affiliated with a local non-profit and have that organization approved for nomination. It’s easy to submit a Volunteer of the Month nomination:


Online: Click here to print out a nomination form. Email completed nomination to

Mail: Print out the form and mail it to:
Volunteer of the Month
United Way of Lane County
3171 Gateway Loop

Springfield, OR 97477

Fax: Print out the form and fax it to 541-726-4150