Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award come to Harrisburg, PA

In partnership with The Patriot-News, we are proud to announce the launch of the first ever Harrisburg Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award. Nominations are now being accepted and will close Sunday, May 6th, 2012.

First introduced in Alberta, Canada in 2005, the Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award has been honoring volunteerism for six successful years. The Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award program is designed to recognize the significant efforts of individuals whose contributions make their communities a better place to live. As an extension of an existing Direct Energy program that encourages employees to volunteer their time and energy to causes or organizations in their local communities, the Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award honors those individuals outside of the company who do just that.

The award itself consists of:

  • $1,000 cash prize to the winner
  • $5,000 cash grant to the winner’s organization/cause of choice in their respective community
  • recognition of the winner’s achievement through a commemorative award, article and photo to be published in The Patriot-News

The Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award is open to all residents of communities in The Patriot-News market area. Individuals can either nominate themselves or be nominated by another individual or group. Nominations should be no longer than 750 words and must detail the specific contributions the individual or group has made to improve the community through volunteer service. The nomination must also profile the designated organization and how it would use the $5,000 donation from Direct Energy.

Nominations must be submitted by Sunday, May 6th, 2012. A selection committee from Direct Energy and The Patriot-News will review the submissions, and the winner will be announced in May. Complete rules, the official nomination form and all other information are available online at http://www2.directenergy.com/vcoy-harrisburg.