Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

The MISSION of the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism is to provide Arizona communities with opportunities to be strengthened through service and volunteerism.

The VISION is to build a better Arizona through service and volunteerism.

What's Trending

Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

The mission of the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards is to promote an ethic of service and volunteerism and to recognize volunteer efforts that strengthen communities and improve quality of life for Arizonans.

Nominations accepted through July 15, 2016.

Download the 2016 Nomination Form

A statewide panel of judges will recommend the award recipients, with announcement in April. The Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism will host a reception to honor the 15th Annual Award recipients in November 2016.

Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:

Lifetime Community Service - Individuals who have exemplified the ideals of service over 25 years or more

Service to Others - Individuals 18 years of age or older at time of nomination

Inspired Youth Leadership - Youth (17 years and younger) and Youth Groups

Stewardship - Business, Faith-Based, Nonprofit, Public Entities

The Service Enterprise Initiative

The Service Enterprise Initiative serves to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits to fundamentally leverage volunteers and their skills to address community needs.

Real Impact

Service Saturday showcased organizations that serve families afterschool who also acknowledged their greatest volunteers. Service Saturday is a new way to recognize Arizona volunteers. 

Service Saturday Image
Programs with Purpose

Americorps Logo

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.


The U.S. Department of Education awarded the PROMISE Initiative (Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income) to a six state consortium.