The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism works with a number of partners to provide opportunities for nonprofits, businesses, and schools to honor the contributions of local volunteers. Through these annual events, the GOSV provides opportunities to recognize the extraordinary work of volunteers across Maryland.
Baltimore Ravens Honor Rows Program
During each Baltimore Ravens home game throughout the 2014 Regular season, the Honor Rows program will salute those youth who provide outstanding service to our communities. Honorees will be selected by a panel of youth service leaders, with the assistance of Baltimore Ravens, GOSV and M&T Bank staff, and will receive:
Up to 100 tickets per group to attend a Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium (groups must provide own transportation)
"Honor Rows" T-shirts (to be worn during the game)
Official in-game recognition of honorees on RavensVision
Opportunity to be featured on a WBAL-TV telecast prior to each home game
NOMINATION FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE LATE JUNE. STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.
Governor’s Volunteer Appreciation Day at the Maryland State Fair
Each year, the Governor honors Maryland’s 1.3 million volunteers with a special day at the Maryland State Fair. The Governor's Volunteer Appreciation Day will be scheduled early summer 2014.
Governor’s Service Awards
For nearly 30 years, the GOSV has presented the Governor's Service Awards. These awards recognize Maryland citizens for their significant contributions to the life and health of the State and its people during a particular period of time. This year, the ceremony will recognize volunteer service during 2013 (or longer for a lifetime achievement. The awards will be presented to selected recipients and invitees at an event in the fall.
The 2014 awards ceremony marks the 31st anniversary of the Maryland Governor's Service Award. We are honored to continue the tradition of recognizing outstanding citizens who serve to strengthen their communities.
The 2014 nominations process will open in April 2014.