The Volunteer of the Year award is intended to go to that individual or group who has shown selfless generosity by volunteering a significant contribution of time and talents in service to the Tribe and its mission.

To be eligible, the nominee must be an adult or youth who provided volunteer service unrelated to paid activities or employment in service to the Tribe.
Any or all of the following attributes and actions may apply to the nominee. These criteria will be used to select the Volunteer of the Year:

Need – The nominee contributed a needed service to community and contributed to the overall goals and mission of the Tribe.

Action – Involvement of the nominee was voluntary, significant, above and beyond.

Impact – The volunteer helped program participants realize their potential, or mobilized other volunteers or the public. The individual volunteered for a variety of projects and events; the quality and value of work was exemplary or extraordinary. The individual improved the ability of the Tribe to provide quality activities or services and/or helped fulfill the mission of the Tribe.

Time/Service/Relationships – The volunteer’s contribution of time, talents and service and/or length and frequency of service is significant. The nominee’s actions have been ongoing and sustained; the volunteer demonstrates  a willingness to contribute and is consistently available and reliable. The volunteer has shown exceptional dedication, leadership, kindness/compassion, or extraordinary service. Through volunteering, this individual has developed a special relationship and interaction with the Tribal community.

Leadership/Meeting Challenges – The volunteer met unique challenges by initiating new programs or activities or using new methods to solve problems.


A Volunteer of the Year (Form), they can also be found in the Administration Building lobby. Forms should be sent to Ann Sargent in the Office of the CEO by July 21, 2018. The selection committee will announce and recognize the Volunteer of the Year in the Tribal newsletter and at the Tribal Picnic in August.