Volunteer Louisiana is seeking nominations for the 2019 Champions of Service Awards                                                          

    Nominations are now open for outstanding volunteers and national service members for the 2019 Champions of Service Award.  Nominations may be submitted for 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.  Volunteer Louisiana will recognize one Champion of Service from each of six geographic regions throughout the state as well as AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and corporate volunteer champions.  Please see below for nomination guidelines, a map of the regions, and the nomination form (available in both PDF and an online survey).

    Champions of Service Nomination Guidelines 2019                                                                         

    Champions of Service Regions Map                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

    Champions of Service Nomination Form - ONLINE SURVEY or PDF


  • 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



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.