Arlington Cares

A VIRTUAL Celebration of Volunteerism

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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

Interested in nominating a volunteer for the 2021 Arlington Cares event? Learn more here.

Nomination and Award Timeline
March 1, 2021: Nominations Open. Download the Community Awards nomination form here. Download the Volunteer Arlington Award nomination form here. 
May 3, 2021 at 5:00pm: Nomination Deadline. Please submit nominations to Lisa Fikes, Executive Director of Volunteer Arlington, at with the subject, “Volunteer Arlington Community Service Award Nomination."

May 4, 2021: Nomination forms are sent to Volunteer Arlington Advisory Council for evaluation.
Mid-May, 2021: Nominators with award winners are contacted by phone. Emails sent to other nominators.

July 1, 2021: 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 27, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Awards given at the virtual "Arlington Cares: A Celebration of Volunteerism"

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