Arlington Cares

A VIRTUAL Celebration of Volunteerism

The LIVE event was held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, but you can still watch it here!

Enjoy the program by watching it below, OR on the Volunteer Arlington YouTube Channel OR on the Volunteer Arlington Facebook Page. 

If you would like to comment, congratulate an honoree, or share about your favorite place to volunteer, please do so on our Facebook Page below the video here- Volunteer Arlington Facebook Live

This free, virtual event recognized the 2020 Community Service Award Winners and reminded us of the importance of serving others. A heartwarming opportunity for all ages that celebrated the overwhelming goodness that is within our community. 




Congratulations to our 2020 Volunteer Award Winners!

  • Volunteer Arlington Award: Alex Gavin
  • Youth Service Award: Kristen Alleyne
  • The Erik Gutshall Family Service Award: Parrish Family
  • RSVP Award: Virginia Ball Biafore 
  • Distinguished Corporate Service Award: Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
  • Distinguished County Service Awards: Bethany Zecher Sutton
  • Life-time of Service Award: Hanh Nguyen




Nominations Overview
We will present a number of awards to community volunteers at the event. Learn about the different types of awards here. 
Nomination and Award Timeline
February 1, 2020: Nominations Open. Download the Community Awards nomination form here. Download the Volunteer Arlington Award nomination form here
Friday, May 1, 2020: Nomination Deadline. Please submit nominations to Lisa Fikes, Executive Director of Volunteer Arlington, at with the subject, “Volunteer Arlington Community Service Award Nomination."

Monday, May 4, 2020: Nomination forms are sent to Volunteer Arlington Advisory Council for evaluation.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Nominators with award winners are contacted by phone.
Thursday, May 21, 2020:  Emails sent to other nominators.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020: Deadline for nonprofit and County Partners to submit names of those volunteers who have served 100 hours during the course of one year. Submission form available for download here.
July 14, 2020, 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Awards given at "Arlington Cares: A Celebration of Volunteerism"


Congratulations to our 2019 Volunteer Award Winners!

  • Volunteer Arlington Award: Laura Jackson
  • Youth Service Award: Galilee Ambellu
  • Family Service Award: Fagerstrom Family
  • RSVP Award: Mark Turco 
  • Distinguished Corporate Service Award: Eagle Hill Consulting
  • Distinguished County Service Awards: Kathryn Martin and  Kimberly Roberts
  • Life-time of Service Award: Betty Ahern

2018 Volunteer Award Winners:

  • Volunteer Arlington Award: Siobhan Grayson
  • Youth Service Award: Mia Lee
  • Family Service Award: Gene and Jeanie Cross
  • RSVP Award: Janet Garber 
  • Distinguished Corporate Service Award: Deloitte
  • Distinguished County Service Awards: Kate Athing and the Marymount Women's Lacross Team; Sly Young
  • Lifetime of Service Award: Lois Sewell

Click here to view previous 100 Hours of Volunteer Service Award Winners. 

Check out photos from this event on our Facebook page.