BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Volunteer Louisiana are seeking nominations for outstanding volunteers and national service members for the 2022 Champions of Service Awards. Nominations are open to any person, group, or business who has demonstrated compassion and dedication, leadership and initiative, or innovation and creativity in addressing community challenges and serving others. Nominations will close on January 31, 2022, and the Champions of Service will be announced in April during Global Volunteer Month. Volunteer Louisiana will recognize one champion from each of the seven geographic regions throughout the state as well as AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Seniors, and corporate volunteer champions.

“Never has the importance of volunteers in Louisiana been more evident than the past 18 challenging months. We want to hear those stories of how Louisianans put their communities and neighbors before themselves. We need you to nominate them for their selfless volunteering so we can honor their dedication to making Louisiana a state where we treat everyone like family,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “Through the hard work of the thousands of volunteers across Louisiana to improve the lives of others, the character and resilient spirit of this state is revealed.”

“Despite the challenges of the past few years, there are so many Louisianans quietly making a difference in their communities each and every day,” said Judd Jeansonne, Executive Director of Volunteer Louisiana. “It is an honor to hear their stories and shine a light on their incredible work.”

You can make your nominations by filling out and submitting the nomination form found on the Volunteer Louisiana awards webpage. You can also hear the stories of previous Champions of Service winners on the Volunteer Louisiana YouTube channel.

Again, the deadline to submit nominations for the 2022 Champions of Service Awards is January 31, 2022.

Volunteer Louisiana, located in the Office of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, manages 16 AmeriCorps State programs, promotes volunteerism, and coordinates spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers in times of disaster. It is supported by grants from the federal agency, AmeriCorps. To learn more about the AmeriCorps State programs or for more information on Volunteer Louisiana, visit www.VolunteerLouisiana.gov.