The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards

Since 1976, OneOC’s Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Luncheon provides an annual forum and non-competitive opportunity to recognize individual, group and corporate team volunteers for their dedicated service to Orange County.

Save the date April 29, 2021, for the next Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.

Why be a part of the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards?

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  • For Nonprofits:

All nonprofits want and need to be good stewards of their volunteers, yet many do not have the resources to thank their volunteers the way that they would like.  The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards provides a wonderful opportunity for them to do so in a grand and public fashion.

  • For Companies:

So many of our local businesses value giving back to the community and encourage their employees to volunteer.  The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards provides businesses an opportunity to publicly recognize the service of their employees in a venue where they can be celebrated not only by their colleagues, but by the nonprofits they work with.

  • For Volunteer Honorees:

But most importantly, nominating a volunteer provides him or her with a great big “thank you!” we want to last throughout the year.  Here’s what each honoree receives:

    • With our virtual event, each honoree’s picture is shown and name read aloud in the Honoree roll-call video.
    • An individual recognition web-page where notes of congratulations and thanks can be posted to each honoree.


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Since 1976, OneOC has hosted the Spirit of Volunteerism (SOV) Awards at the Disneyland Hotel. Every April, over 1000 attendees celebrate the volunteers who make our community a better place to live and grow. Due to COVID-19, we celebrated the 2020 Spirit of Volunteerism awards as a virtual event recognizing 300+ honorees, 100+ organizations and over 35 sponsors. Click here to see SOV 2020 virtual celebration.