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Volunteer Start Award nominations begin


Nominations for the Eleventh Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards are now being accepted within Washington County. The awards will celebrate the efforts of volunteers who strive to improve their communities through service.

One youth and one adult volunteer will be selected in Washington County to receive this prestigious award. Nominees will be judged based on the community’s need of the volunteer service performed, initiative taken to perform the service, and impact of the volunteer service on the community.

The Jonesborough Community Chest (JCC) sponsors the awards for Washington County. JCC’s mission is to mobilize the county’s residents and institutions to help their neighbors through volunteering and community engagement. “Volunteerism is a vital aspect of our identity as American citizens,” said Adam Dickson, president of JCC.

Those interested in nominating an individual are asked to email [email protected]. Nomination forms can also be found at the Jonesborough/Washington County Public Library. Applications must be received by Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.

Recipients from Washington County will be honored at the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards ceremony in Franklin, Tennessee on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 in Franklin, Tennessee.

For more information about nominations, email Adam Dickson at [email protected].

Volunteer Tennessee is coordinating the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards at the state level. Volunteer Tennessee is the 25 member bipartisan citizen board appointed by the Governor to oversee AmeriCorps and service-learning programs and to advance volunteerism and citizen service to solve community problems in the Volunteer State. For more information about Volunteer Tennessee and the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards, please visit