Neighborhood Youth Volunteer Award

About The Award
The Neighborhood Youth Volunteer Award recognizes outstanding volunteer contributions by a single youth (ages 18 and under) or group which improves or positively affects the lives and living conditions of individuals in their neighborhood. The youth volunteer should reside within the neighborhood organization boundaries but may or may not be an active member in the organization. We are looking for youth volunteers who have either participated in organized volunteer efforts or youth who have demonstrated initiative, identified a need and/or created his or her own volunteer activities to meet a specific community concern. Listed below are some examples:
  • Assisting at a day camp     
  • Cleaning animal cages at museum, pound or nonprofit
  • Creating and publishing a neighborhood youth newsletter
  • Distributing neighborhood group newsletter and flyers
  • Fund raising for a worthy cause
  • Helping to build a house
  • Mowing lawns / shoveling snow for elderly neighbors
  • Participating in neighborhood block clean-ups
  • Purchasing delivering grocery supplies for elderly residents
  • Serving as a safety patrol
  1. How to Nominate
  2. Eligibility Requirements
  3. Support Documentation for Nominee
  4. Submission Deadline
  5. Judging Criteria

How To Nominate a Youth Volunteer

  • A fillable PDF Neighborhood Award Nomination Form can also be downloaded, completed, and mailed with a postmark by the deadline of November, 2021 to the Office of Neighborhood Services, Attn: RNA Neighborhood Awards Committee, 215 Church Ave SW, Room 364 South, Roanoke, VA 24011. 
  • Include documentation such as pamphlets, website links, articles, samples, presentations, photographs, news clippings, letters of support, etc. supporting the impact and accomplishments achieved by the nominee

  • There is no limit to the number of nominations you can submit.