"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."
- Marjorie Moore
Arlington County celebrates volunteerism in our community by honoring volunteers recognized by the following local programs:
Arlington County Government's Outstanding Volunteers: Thousands of volunteers assist in Arlington County Government programs to enhance the services the County delivers. The contributions of our volunteers are enormous; they strengthen our community and enable the county to be more responsive to our residents.
Department of Environmental Services Special Recognition Award: The Arlington County Stream Monitoring Program received a Special Recognition Award by the Department of Environmental Services (DES) for service to the community in 2010.
Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Bill Thomas Park Service Award: Recognizes outstanding service in support of the parks, recreation, and natural areas of Arlington County. The award is named after Bill Thomas who served the Arlington County parks community for more than two decades.
Department of Human Services Special Recognition Award: The Arlington County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) received a Special Recognition Award by the Department of Human Services (DHS) for service to the community in 2009. The Arlington County 100 Homes Campaign volunteers received special recognition for their service in 2011.
There are many ways in which volunteers are recognized locally and nationally. See below for a listing of some of them.
|Connect with Kids||Governor's Volunteerism & Community Service Awards|
|County Government Outstanding Volunteers||Kohl's Kids Who Care|
|Person of Vision Awards||Metlife Civic Ventures Breakthrough Award|
|Spirit of Community Awards||Points of Light Foundation / Hands-On Network|
|Washingtonian of the Year Awards||Presidential Service Award|