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Outstanding Volunteer Award Nominations Are Now Open!

Monday, April 24, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brennan Frazier
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Outstanding Volunteer Award: Spring 2017

NAFCM is proud to announce that nominations for the quarterly NAFCM Outstanding Volunteer Award of Spring 2017 are now open. Each quarter, NAFCM assembles a committee of community mediation leaders from across the country to review nominations and select the Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient.

Today, on the first weekday of National Volunteer Week, we urge you to recognize the amazing services provided by volunteer mediators, whom every day contribute to the building of transformative peace in their communities—your communities. Community Mediation Centers can take this opportunity to recognize, highlight, and share the vital work done by their volunteer mediators with their colleagues across the nation. Volunteers are vital for the Center to meet most if not all of the Nine Hallmarks. Such as:

  • Volunteers exemplify that the practice of mediation is open to all. (Hallmark 2);
  • Volunteers may be a center’s greatest referral source while also serving as one who by their service with the center can reduce barriers to service including linguistic, cultural, programmatic and economic. (Hallmark 3); and,
  • Engaging in public awareness and educational activities about the values and practices of mediation (Hallmark 9).

Showing appreciation for the years of service and acknowledging the bright futures of your volunteer mediators will help ensure a diverse, vibrant, and engaged volunteer base that will support your work even outside the mediation room. Nominations for this quarter will begin on April 24, 2017 and will close on May 15, 2017. Take this time to honor a special volunteer from your center and remind them of how important they are to their mediation community.

Nominations can be made by member centers through the following link:

We look forward to your nominations!

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