Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame

HOF LogoAbout the Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame

The Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates Chesterfield seniors who have rendered unusual or outstanding services to their community.

It was founded by Dorothy Charles in 1982 through her work with the Senior Council and the Board of Supervisors. It is a program that has grown throughout the years and is well respected in the county. The nominees have ranged in age from 65 to 95 years of age. 

For more information contact Aging Services or call 804-768-7878.

  1. Nomination Criteria
  2. Nomination Form
  3. Past Inductees

Chesterfield County is fortunate to have active and engaged senior volunteers who enrich our Chesterfield community and beyond through their service. The Chesterfield Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame is designed to build on the Older Americans Act of 1965 to recognize these individuals who have rendered unusual or outstanding volunteer service to the community after reaching age 60.

Who is eligible?

  • Chesterfield County residents, age 60 or older who support our community through their volunteerism. (Individuals only, couples and groups will not be considered).
  • Nominee may be nominated more than once but they will be inducted into the Hall of Fame only once.
  • Nominee may volunteer outside the county.

Who can nominate someone?

  • Neighbors, friends, churches, senior groups, non-profit service agencies, organizations, and businesses. Anyone who can verify the nominee’s qualifications for recognition.
  • The nominator is responsible for providing complete and accurate information regarding the individual’s service.

How do I nominate someone?

  • Complete the nomination form in its entirety. To do so you will need:
    • Nominee contact information (name, email, phone)
    • Nominator contact information (name, email, phone)
    • Be prepared to list volunteer activities (description, number of years, years of service and hours served)
    • Be prepared to answer these questions in approximately 250 words or less:
      • Describe the nominee's outstanding achievements after the age 60. 
      • List special factors which add significance to accomplishments.
    • Be prepared to attach photos and if you choose supporting documentation.
  • Save an in-progress nomination: In-progress nominations can be saved and resumed at a later time by clicking the Save button in the bottom right of the form, providing an email and then clicking the Send button. An email with a resume link will be sent to the provided email address.

How will nominations be judged?

  • Quality of service - the value of the contribution to improving the lives of individuals or the community.
  • Quantity of service - the time investment documented in hours per week, month or year.
  • Type of volunteer service rendered.
  • Factors which add significance to volunteer services (if two people appear equally qualified during the selection process, the older nominee will be given preference by the selection panel).

How will my nominee be recognized?

  • Once a nominee accepts the nomination, they are expected to attend the Microsoft Teams (virtual) Award Ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2 p.m. in which all nominees will be individually recognized and honored.
  • The nominator is encouraged to attend the virtual ceremony and will also be recognized.

Who decides who wins?

  • Final selection for induction of members into the Chesterfield Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame is made by an independent selection panel. 
  • Panel members represent the public and private sectors that are working on behalf of Chesterfield’s older citizens. Everyone gives their time voluntarily to support this program.

When is the deadline for nominations?

Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 1, 5 p.m. Late entries cannot be considered. 

For additional information or assistance, contact Chesterfield County Office of Aging & Disability Services or 804-768-7878.