UIU recipient of Governor’s Volunteer Award
- (2007) Daryl Grove, UIU director of student leadership for Peacocks for Progress & senior Hollis Weber as a member of a beach monitoring team with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Water Monitoring department.
- (2010) Women’s softball team for 10 consecutive years as an Adopt-A-Highway sponsor
The Governor’s Volunteer Awards (GVA) program was created in 1982, with inaugural awards presented in 1983.
- The program has grown from a small program only available to state agencies to its present function of providing all Iowa nonprofit, charitable, and government organizations with an easy, low-cost and effective way to honor their volunteers with a prestigious state-level recognition award.
- Each year, regional award presentation ceremonies are held across the state to recognize hundreds of volunteers for their commitment, service, and time.
- Volunteers may be selected for an award in one of several categories: Individual; Group; Disaster Volunteer; or Length of Service.
- Except for Disaster or Length of Service Awards, people or groups that previously received a Governor’s Volunteer Award should not be nominated again.
For complete information on the Governor’s Volunteer Awards (GVA) program, please click here.