VolunteerAR, EngageAR, Office of the Governor, the Governor's Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism (GACNSV), and Arkansas Municipal League
Awards to Arkansas municipalities to recognize and acknowledge outstanding community-wide volunteer efforts. The award program is intended to honor communities as a whole, rather than individual volunteers. Awards recognize municipalities that address the areas of greatest need within their communities through a spirit of volunteerism.
The Volunteer Community of the Year Awards (COY) honor communities that demonstrate the ability to address their community's greatest needs through impact-minded volunteer activities. A sampling of the criteria used to select the winning communities is as follows:
Three ways to boost a COY Nomination:
GrantWatch ID#: 174776
- COY communities receive signs on two of the city's borders designating them as a Volunteer Community of the Year for the specified year. The Arkansas Highway Commission donates the COY Award signs annually.
- These signs showcase your community as a healthy network of neighbors helping neighbors. This designation improves the local economy by attracting people to spend time - even live- within the Arkansas Volunteer Communities of the Year.
- The cities and their citizen engagement programs are featured in articles in City & Town magazine, which is published by the Arkansas Municipal League.
- The winning communities receive additional recognition and publicity for their civic engagement efforts. Many local newspapers, television and radio stations, and other forms of media feature and honor the winning communities.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://www.volunteerar.org/coy-nomination
For more information or assistance, please contact Shana Chaplin at 501-537-9724, or DHE.Volunteer.AR@adhe.gov.
EngageAR - Arkansas Division of Higher Education
423 Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 537-9722
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