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Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor (May)

Submission deadline extended! New deadline May 22, 2020.  

tshirt for volunteerWhat it is

The Volunteer Roll of Honor is a statewide effort during national Volunteer Recognition Month (April) to show appreciation to those citizens who go above and beyond in terms of the time they devote to serving their communities. Any local organization can nominate someone who meets the criteria: town office, school, nonprofit or public agency. There is no cost to the nominator or person honored thanks to civic minded sponsors.

This Volunteer Roll of Honor recognizes volunteers age 19 and older who meet the following criteria:

  1. devoted 500 hours or more of volunteer service to the community during the past twelve months (Jan.-Dec. preceding nomination deadline). Note charitable giving (i.e., participating in walkathons or other events to raise money) and court-ordered community service may not be counted.
  2. service hours are documented by the program(s) or organization(s) with whom the volunteer served.

All volunteers certified as qualifying by the nominating program will be recognized. This is not a competitive recognition program.



roll of honor pinIndividuals added to the Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor are recognized in the following ways:

1. A Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism certificate signed by the Governor with the person's name and total hours of service during the prior year.
2. Listing by name, town, and hours of service in an advertisement published in Bangor Daily News. This form of recognition is intended to generate more local congratulations from neighbors and friends of the volunteer.

Thanks to the sponsors, there is no cost for this program.

Submission Deadline and Instructions

  • All nominations be submitted by 5pm on May 22, 2020.    
  • All nominations must be submitted using the spreadsheet file provided below. It should be sent as an email attachment to .
  • Download this NOMINATION DATA file. (Excel spreadsheet)
  • Be sure to read the directions and complete all the fields requested. This is important since the data you provide is used to fill out the certificate and compose the newspaper and event listings.
  • EMAIL the form as an attachment to

Thanks to the Roll of Honor Sponsors!

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