YOUTH VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS
The Colleyville Woman’s Club wants to recognize children and teens who volunteer. CWC believes that through volunteer service, one individual can make a difference. Through its Youth Volunteer Service Awards program, CWC honors the accomplishments of our area youth and brings community attention to these outstanding young people. All nominees, their families and friends are invited to attend a presentation ceremony in the spring. This is a community program of Colleyville Woman’s Club; there is no fee to nominate a child or for the child to attend.
NOMINATION DEADLINE: Must be postmarked by Third Friday in February
The CWC Youth Volunteer Service Awards recognize three levels of service activity and include three separate awards. The awards are judged in four age groups; nominees may receive only one award per year, but each award level may honor several honorees. Every child who applies receives award recognition. The committee completes its selections by April 15th.
- Colleyville Woman’s Club honors individual achievement; however, individuals who perform community service as part of a group are eligible. The program emphasizes hands-on service.
- Awards recognize voluntary, not paid, community service. Individuals who volunteer on work release time and for student course credit are eligible. Paid volunteer activities (other than
reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses) are ineligible. Mandated voluntary service programs, through a school, business, teen court, etc., are eligible if unpaid.
- Nominees must be between the ages of five (5) and nineteen (19) and have not completed high school. Applicants are considered within the following age groups, based on date of birth as of
September 1 of the current school year: Ages 5-7; 8-11; 12-15; 16-19.
- Eligible nominees must EITHER: reside in Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Southlake or Watauga; OR be a non-resident, but attend a public, private or home school in Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Southlake or Watauga. The volunteer service is not confined to those areas, however.
- Each award considers only individual volunteer service performed from Feb. 1st of last year to the last day in Jan. (31)
- The program excludes lobbying efforts toward changing federal, state or local laws and ALL FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES, regardless of good intent. Educational or public awareness merits of related activities may be considered.
- Though applications are judged solely on submitted information, CWC reserves the right to contact nominators or references to clarity or verify information.
Nominations are reviewed and judged, using these criteria:
- Achievement—Nominee demonstrates a measurable community service and impact.
- Need—Nominee contributes a service to the community.
- Action—Involvement was active, not figurehead.
- Builds a Service Ethic by:
- Showing Initiative—Takes the extra step and develops service projects
- Builds an Understanding of Issues—Learns and educates others in community problem
- Puts Ideas into Practice—Develop an idea, creates and implements a plan
- Demonstrates Leadership—Involves others, encourages teamwork, works well with others
- The nomination form should be legible and complete (please print in pen or type).
- Individuals, parents, or groups may nominate one or more candidates. Individuals may also nominate themselves.
- Nominations must be postmarked no later than Third Friday in February.
- Supplementary information included with the nomination form is restricted to four (4) 8½x11 one-sided pages or less. This may include letters, newspaper clippings, non-copyrighted photos, etc. Video or audiotapes cannot be considered.
- Judges may request additional information from nominees, nominators or references.
- The application should include a signed Student Photo Release and nominee photograph, preferably no larger than 2½”x 3½”. Clearly mark the back of photo in felt pen (not ballpoint) with name and phone number. No ink jet or laser print of picture accepted. Photo will be returned at the recognition event. Submission of award nomination constitutes permission to use the nominee’s name, likeness (photo and video), and entry form data in any and all press
materials, advertising and other publications pertaining to the CWC Youth Volunteer Service Awards.
- The decision of the judges is final. Nomination forms, photos and supplementary information become the property of Colleyville Woman’s Club and will not be returned.
- In addition to the club’s awards, CWC may also announce selected individuals nominated by the organization to receive the President of the United States Youth Service Award, which includes a special pin and certificate signed by the current U.S. President.