Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Nominations open for 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

BURGAW — The public can now nominate a local volunteer for the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.

The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Each county selects up to 10 individuals, businesses, groups, teams and one paid director of volunteers to be recognized.

One of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to approximately the top 20 volunteers in the state.

“We have a number of amazing volunteers in Pender County,” said Tammy Proctor, the Pender County Coordinator for the 2023 Volunteer Service Awards. “We urge every organization, director, or business to nominate someone today.”

Printed nomination forms are available in Pender County at the Pender County Tourism office, 106 E. Wilmington St. in Burgaw and also online at

The deadline to submit Pender County nominations is Feb. 13, 2023. Award recipients will be recognized during National Volunteer Week, April 16-23, 2023.

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