Montgomery Serves Awards

Nominations are now open for the Montgomery Serves Awards our county's highest honor for volunteerism. These annual awards recognize individuals, businesses, and groups that have demonstrated remarkable commitment to direct volunteer service in our community. Please submit nominations to recognize those who performed outstanding volunteer service in 2020, or those 60 years and more who have performed a lifetime of volunteer service. 
Nomination deadline: Friday, March 12

Volunteer of the Year Award

for an individual, in recognition of volunteer service
performed in 2020
Nominate an Individual

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

for a volunteer age 18 or younger, for service in 2020

Nominate a Youth

Volunteer Group of the Year Award

for a group or team of two or more people who volunteered
together on the same project(s) in 2020
Nominate a Group

Business Volunteer of the Year Award

for community service by a corporation in 2020

Nominate a Business

Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award

presented to two residents, age 60 and up, in honor of their lifetime of volunteer service

Nominate a Lifetime Volunteer


Selection Guidelines

  • A Montgomery Serves Awards selection panel will review and select winners that have demonstrated commitment and dedication to direct volunteer service in each award category. 
  • Nominations will be evaluated based on volunteer service performed in 2020 (or throughout the nominee’s lifetime for the Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award) as detailed in the nomination narrative. The narrative is limited to 1,000 words. See the nomination form for narrative guidelines.
  • Nominees must either live, work, or serve in Montgomery County.
  • Nominees’ volunteer service must have been performed outside the context of their paid employment (i.e., it cannot be part of their job).
  • Nominees should not be nominated for their financial contributions.
  • Past winners are ineligible to win in the same category. Current members of the Montgomery County Commission on Aging are ineligible for the Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award.
  • Nominators will be notified of their nominees’ status once all honorees have been selected.
  • Nominations must use the appropriate nomination forms and submitted no later than Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM

See previous years' honorees!

2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012

Thank you to Fund for Montgomery for sponsoring this event!