Community Awards


Lifetime of Service Award: This award recognizes and celebrates an individual for whom volunteerism and service to others is a part of the fabric of their being. Whether through their organized volunteer work or through their pattern of consistently thinking of and acting on other needs before their own, this person’s life is an example of a life lived for their community.

Distinguished County Service Award: Given to an individual or group who, through volunteerism, have shown outstanding commitment and care to the citizens of Arlington.

Distinguished Corporate Service Award: Given to a private, Arlington business or corporation, or an employee volunteer group therof, that through volunteerism, has shown outstanding commitment and care to the citizens of Arlington.

RSVP Award: Representing the efforts of the RSVP Northern Virginia program, which works with volunteers ages 55 and older, this individual is 55 or over and has used their skills and interests to make a valuable, lasting impact in our community.

Family Volunteer Service Award: Given to a family who has made caring and volunteerism core values and whose work has included all ages in making a difference in Arlington.

Youth Volunteer Service Award (18 or Under): Given to a youth who has chosen to go above and beyond service hour requirements. This award celebrates initiative, finding a passionate cause, and creating a way to make a significant impact in the lives of those other than oneself.

Volunteer Arlington Award: In recognition of a Volunteer Coordinator, paid or unpaid, who has done exceptional work with volunteer engagement. Learn more about this specific award here.

Volunteer Service Awards: These individuals volunteered more than 100 hours during the course of one year. They will also be recognized on the website.

Nomination and Award Timeline:

Monday, March 4, 2019 -  The Nomination Form for the Community Awards can be found here. The Volunteer Arlington Award nomination form can be found here
Friday, May 3, 2019 -  Nomination forms are due to Volunteer Arlington. Please submit nominations to Lisa Fikes, Execuitve Director of Volunteer Arlington, at with the subject, “Volunteer Arlington Community Award Nomination.”

Monday, May 6, 2019 - Nomination forms are sent to Volunteer Arlington Advisory Council for evaluation.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -  Nominators with award winners are contacted by phone.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 -  Emails sent to other nominators.

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 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 will be made available here.

July 23, 2019, 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Awards given at "Arlington Cares: A Celebration of Volunteerism"