2018 Valuing Volunteer Awards

Volunteers are the heart of our organization. Their contributions enrich lives and make it possible to offer programs and services that otherwise would not exist. Please join us in honoring our volunteers!

The 2018 Valuing Volunteer Award winners will be honored at the Peoria YMCA’s Awards Reception & Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 26, 2018, 9-10:30am.

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS! This year, the Peoria YMCA will once again recognize the many volunteers who devote their time and energy at the Y, as well as throughout the community.

Do you know someone who gave significant volunteer service to the Y or to the community?  Please nominate them for a recognition award in the following categories:

Walter Brodbeck Annual Award

This annual award is given in honor and memory of Walter Brodbeck, a long-time member of the Greater Peoria Family YMCA. Mr. Brodbeck was a dedicated volunteer, encouraging participation in the YMCA and commitment to the community. This award goes to a Peoria YMCA member, who provides service on a volunteer basis to the Y, in the spirit of Mr. Brodbeck.  Click here for the nomination form.

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award 

This annual award is to the person or persons who show exemplary service to the Peoria YMCA through the giving of their time and talents (they do not have to be a Peoria YMCA member). Their service enhances the Greater Peoria Family YMCA and helps foster the Y’s mission and focus. They demonstrate exceptional commitment, service, creativity, cooperation or leadership and serve as a role model for others.  Click here for the nomination form.

Youth Leadership Award

This annual award is to the person or persons under the age of 18, who enhance the programs and activities of the Greater Peoria Family YMCA through their exceptional leadership, commitment and service. They help foster the Y’s mission and areas of focus. They serve as a role model for others. Click here for the nomination form.

Employee of the Year Award

This year, the Peoria YMCA has added the Employee of the Year Award to our Valuing Volunteer Awards. Y staff members, who believe in the mission and work of the YMCA, do not clock out when their shift ends. They believe in and support the Y in their lives inside and outside our doors. This annual award is to the employee who exemplifies the character values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility in all areas of their work at the Greater Peoria Family YMCA. This employee performs his or her job at such a superior level that it has positively affected his or her co-workers, members, program participants and/or volunteers. This outstanding employee has demonstrated one (or more) of the following YMCA attributes: Welcoming, Nurturing, Genuine, Determined, and Hopeful. Click here for the nomination form.

Click here to view the 2017 Valuing Volunteer Award Winners.

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