Volunteer of Excellence: Nomination & Endorsement
A GSUSA National Award recognizing those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, through the use of Journeys and/or The Girls’ Guide to Girl Scouting; or who have contributed outstanding service in support of GSOC’s mission to girl and adult members.
  • How to nominate a volunteer for the Volunteer of Excellence Award:

    1. The Main Nominator completes this Nomination to the best of her/his knowledge.
    2. The VOE Award requires 1 endorsement, which can be completed by the Main Nominator.
    3. Click "submit" to send the nomination and endorsement form to the GSOC offices by:
    JUNE 4 for notification by JUNE 20
    SEPTEMBER 4 for notification by SEPTEMBER 20
    NOVEMBER 4 for notification by NOVEMBER 20
    FEBRUARY 4 for notification by FEBRUARY 20
    APRIL 4 for notification by APRIL 20

    ***If you prefer a paper form, please send your request to recognition@GirlScoutsOC.org and one will be emailed to you.
  • Award Process for Volunteer of Excellence Award:

    • Nominations are reviewed by the Adult Recognition Committee (GSOC volunteers and staff) to determine that recognition criteria are met in each nomination and to discuss the concrete details given.

    IMPORTANT: If this nomination is approved, and you wish to surprise your nominee, please notify the committee!

    • If the nominee is approved, the Nominator and the SUM/Pathway supervisor will be notified with arrangements for giving the award. National Awards should always be bestowed at a public venue.
    • If the nominee is not approved for the VOE, the Adult Recognition Committee (ARC) will notify the Main Nominator and may recommend the nominee for a different award than originally nominated.
    • Volunteer of Excellence recipients will be published in a council publication.
  • (Please choose one)
  • The nominee's Service Unit Manager or Pathway Supervisor will be notified of this nomination.
  • Please include the nominee's name in the file title.
  • Nominee's Employer
  • Area of concern May be in place, but not evident Occasionally evident Excellence in this area is evident
    Girl Focus (fun, interactive, respectful, provides girl led experiences)
    Adaptability (flexible, modifies own behavior, capable of understanding, has a sense of humor)
    Good Oral Communication (clear, concise, accurate, listens, clarifies, and facilitates)
    Fosters Diversity (values, nurtures, understands, and embraces diversity/differences)
    Personal Integrity (dependable, credible, honest, responsible for own actions)
  • (Please select as many as apply)
  • Remember: Those who review the nominations may not know the nominee and/or the great accomplishments (s)he has given to Girl Scouts.
    This is your opportunity to let everyone know!
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    Nominations received after the annual deadline of February 4th at 6:08 will be held for the following year's recognition consideration.
  • Volunteer of Excellence ENDORSEMENT INFORMATION

    ENDORSEMENT INFORMATION is required for the Volunteer of Excellence Award. The endorsement can be completed by the main nominator, or by someone else who has worked with the nominee.
  • Note to the nominator: If the endorser is someone other than yourself, you may copy & paste their endorsement statement into this box on their behalf and enter their name and email below. They do not have to enter a seperate form.