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.
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 2012 (or longer for a lifetime achievement. The awards will be presented to selected recipients and invitees at an event in the fall.
The 2013 awards ceremony marks the 30th 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.
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 is tentatively scheduled for August 25, 2013. Check back here for information on discount admission tickets, ride packages, and more.
14th Annual Baltimore Ravens Honor Rows
During the 2012 regular season, the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism partnered with M&T Bank and the Baltimore Ravens to honor the outstanding service of 800 youth in Maryland communities.
At each Baltimore Ravens home game during the 2012 regular season, honorees received 100 game tickets for volunteers, "Honor Rows" T-shirts, official in-game recognition on RavensVision, and a segment on WBAL TV-11.
Nominations for the 2013 season will be due in August, 2013. Stay tuned for details on nominating your outstanding young volunteers.