The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards

Thank you to everyone who attended the 45th Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards! Congratulations to the 18,602 extraordinary volunteers who were honored for their heroic efforts in the community.

The 46th Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is tentatively scheduled for April 2022. Add yourself to our interest list to receive event updates.

SOV Program

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Join US for the Celebration:

When: April 29, 2021 12:30 -2:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada). View the event recording here.

+ See attached EVENT PROGRAM for details on the event and to download your unique Bingo Card, Join our Virtual Photobooth, and much more!

About SOV…

What started as a small nonprofit awards program has turned into a community-wide celebration with participation across the public, private & nonprofit sectors. The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is proud to be the largest and longest running volunteer recognition event in Orange County, celebrating the outstanding and innovative service of community volunteers, groups, and corporations.

The 45th Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards theme is “Extraordinary Circumstances, Everyday Heroes”. This year virtually honoring more than 18,000 Volunteer “Superheroes” as part of the extraordinary circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

SOV Super Stats:

  • 320 Submissions in six impact categories
  • 102 Unique Organizations
  • Honoring 18,602 Volunteers (an event record!)

Socialize

Want to engage before, during and after SOV on social media? 

 Don’t forget to use and follow the event hashtags:
#sov2021
#spiritofvolunteerism
#sovawards
#extraordinaryvolunteers
#weareoneoc

For any questions, please contact marketing@oneoc.orgLooking forward to celebrating with you!

 

SOV Video Voting Challenge

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The theme of this year’s Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is “Extraordinary Circumstances, Everyday Heroes”. In addition to honoring extraordinary volunteers, we are conducting our first ever SOV Video Voting Challenge!

View all competitive videos here on YouTube!

The winner of each award category will be announced on April 29, 2021 during our event. All nominees will be honored before and during the event in front of a large virtual audience.

Award Categories are:

RESCUE AWARD – honorees are recognized for their dedication to making the world safe from COVID-19 by helping in extraordinary ways to support community health, safety, and wellbeing.

WORK AWARD – honorees are recognized for their support of economic and workforce development, sharing resources, time, talent and for their investment in the non-profit community and capacity building.

ENRICH AWARD – honorees serve organizations that keep life enriching art and culture alive, support youth services and/or address a broad range of educational and development needs.

GROW AWARD – honorees serve organizations that strive to protect our environment, wildlife, and animals.

PROTECT AWARD – honorees serve organizations that support our public services, law enforcement, firefighters, veterans, and senior services.

LIVE AWARD – honorees serve organizations that support hunger, homelessness, and family services to vulnerable members of our community.

The honoree’s blogs are now live. Please take the time to read and leave comments for our extraordinary volunteer heroes to let them know how much they are appreciated. View Honoree’s Blogs

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