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Volunteer Louisiana is proud to announce the nine 2018 Champions of Service. These Champions of Service were selected from a pool of statewide nominees - people, groups and business in Louisiana - who demonstrate compassion and dedication, leadership and initative or innovation and creativity in addressing community challenges while serving others. Volunteer Louisiana recognizes six regional champions as well as statewide AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and corporate champions.
Volunteer Louisiana, along with Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Volunteer Louisiana Foundation, will honor these winners at the Champions of Service Gala on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, during National Volunteer Week. The event will be held at the Capitol Park Museum and will feature a keynote address from Governor John Bel Edwards.
In addition to the Volunteer Louisiana awards, there are various types of national volunteer service awards available to recognize individuals and groups:
The Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal
SWLA-EMPIRE in Lake Charles, LA engages youth volunteers to serve in their community. Youth members have provided over 2,000 hours of volunteer service and were recognized at their annual Teen Summit in March 2018 where they received the Louisiana Volunteer Service Award.