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Volunteer of the year award

Did one volunteer really stand out during National NeighborWoods® Month or at other times during your tree planting season? Nominate your Volunteer of the Year for 2014!

Deadline: EXTENDED to Friday, January 16, 2015

Prize: A trip to ACTrees Day 2015 in Denver, CO

The Volunteer of the Year Award is an opportunity for ACTrees member organizations to share inspirational accounts of volunteers in action and have them gain national recognition for their local contributions! This award is open to any individual (board member, community organizer, pro bono consultant, etc.) whose volunteer efforts have made a contribution to urban forestry by improving community trees and their neighborhoods.

We seek volunteers who model the ideals of stewardship, giving, professionalism, and leadership. We encourage all ACTrees members to take advantage of this opportunity to nationally recognize outstanding local volunteers.

Every nominee will be recognized as a Volunteer of the Year semi-finalist, and receive a certificate in honor of their service. In addition, one finalist will be featured in ACTrees materials and receive the Volunteer of the Year Award, which includes roundtrip airfare and lodging to meet with his/her Representatives in Washington, DC.

ACTrees member organizations may nominate as many Volunteer of the Year candidates as they wish. Photographs of the individuals volunteering in action are encouraged (but not required) and may be emailed to, but candidate nominations must be submitted online:


Past Winners:
2013 – Peter Diep, TreePeople (Los Angeles, CA)
2012 – Dotti Clune, Friends of Grand Rapids Park (Grand Rapids, MI)
2010 – Bill Pardue, Trees Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)