On Wednesday evening, April 18th, Volunteer Louisiana, the Volunteer Louisiana Foundation, and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser recognized nine Champions of Service Award winners from across the state at the Champions of Service Gala.  Governor John Bel Edwards attended the event and was the keynote speaker.  The nine awardees were recognized by the Governor in his speech for their volunteer and service work in their community.  The award winners each had a video presentation of their service, then came to the stage to receive a trophy.  Lieutenant Governor Nungesser, along with Volunteer Louisiana Executive Director, Judd Jeansonne, Volunteer Louisiana Foundation President, Jenny Korner, and Corporation for National and Community Service Senior Corps Director, Deborah Cox-Roush all presented the awards. 

    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.

  • Louisiana Volunteer Service Certificate
    Volunteer Service Certificate: recognizes groups and individual volunteers who serve with distinction and demonstrate excellence. To nominate a volunteer or for more information, contact Kori Chisham; or 225-342-6289
  • Louisiana Volunteer Service Award
    Louisiana Volunteer Service Award: recognizes groups and individuals who serve with distinction, demonstrate excellence, and have contributed 150 or more hours of service in a calendar year. To nominate a volunteer or for more information, contact Kori Chisham; or 225-342-6289

  • Louisiana Community Service Diploma Endorsement
    The Community Service Diploma Endorsement is one of the three types of diploma endorsements that Louisiana high school students may earn upon graduation. For more information, visit

  • Other National Volunteer Service Awards

    In addition to the Volunteer Louisiana awards, there are various types of national volunteer service awards available to recognize individuals and groups:

    The Congressional Award

    The Presidential Volunteer Service Award

    The Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal

    Prudential Spirit Award

    Jefferson Awards


Youth volunteer, Ashton Fields, received the Louisiana Volunteer Service Award for his volunteer work with the Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana.