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2020 Governor's Volunteer Awards POSTPONED



April 23, 2020

Contact: Betsy Shelton

Volunteer Iowa


2020 Governor’s Volunteer Awards POSTPONED

DES MOINES, Iowa – Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Awards will be postponed. Volunteer Iowa asks that any Iowa nonprofits, charitable organizations, schools, non-state government entities and state government agencies who were planning to nominate an outstanding volunteer for an award this year will submit that individual for an award in 2021.

“I have made the difficult decision to postpone the Governor’s Volunteer Awards for 2020,” said Governor Reynolds. “The health and safety of all Iowans is of utmost importance during this time. I know Iowans have been and will continue to help their neighbors and serve their communities through volunteerism, while following recommendations to mitigate community spread of the virus.”

To receive regular updates about alternative ways to recognize outstanding volunteers this year, especially those who have demonstrated exceptional service during the COVID-19 crisis, please follow Volunteer Iowa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to our email list.

The Governor’s Volunteer Awards program, established in 1982, provides an easy way for organizations to honor their volunteers with a prestigious, state-level recognition award.

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About Volunteer Iowa (or Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service)

Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at