Citizen Information and Resources
April 16, 2020
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County announced the recipients of the inaugural Chesterfield Community Champions Awards, which recognize residents who volunteer their time and resources to effect positive change in their communities.
The awards were given to winners from seven categories of volunteers: Youth (ages 12 and under), Teen (ages 13 to 17), Youth Group (two or more volunteers under age 18), Adult (ages 18 to 59), Senior (ages 60 and over), Group (two or more volunteers with no age restriction) and Organization (a business, church, etc.).
Since the planned April 2 ceremony recognizing the winners was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis, recipients were contacted personally and then mailed their award certificates. Their stories will be featured on the county’s social media sites over the next few weeks.
“We’re so disappointed that we were unable to recognize these amazing people in person this year, but we do want them to know how much they are appreciated for their service to our community,” said Kelly Booth, community engagement coordinator – volunteer services. “Now is an important time to recognize all of the ways that we support each other every day, and particularly during this time of crisis.”
The 2020 Community Champions are:
As these winner show, community engagement and volunteerism are alive in Chesterfield County, reflecting a national trend of service.
“Each year, approximately 62.8 million Americans volunteer,” Booth explained. “They provide services and support to individuals, organizations, communities and more which would otherwise be unavailable to many people. For those who are looking for ways to help now, please visit HandsOnRVA.”
To view more details regarding Chesterfield Community Champions, visit the Chesterfield Community Champions webpage.
For more information on how to volunteer or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please email Kelly Booth at BoothK@chesterfield.gov.