AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors members serving in Virginia who have performed outstanding service to their communities are honored annually through this recognition program. Honorees this year were celebrated around AmeriCorps Week 2022. The nomination period has now ended. Read about the 2022 honorees!
The award for Outstanding AmeriCorps Member of the Year originated as the Robert E. Wone Award for Exemplary Service. This award was established in memory of Robert E. Wone, who served on the Governor’s Commission on Community and National Service from 2002-2006 and dedicated his life volunteering for charitable organizations and offering pro bono legal service.
The award recognizes an exemplary AmeriCorps member who has exhibited the same dedication to community service and civic engagement as did Mr. Wone, who served on the Governor’s Commission on Community and National Service.
He was a tireless activist and volunteer who advanced the interests of many charitable organizations. He provided many hours of pro bono legal service to help others and was instrumental in establishing the Virginia Service Foundation.
For more information on the Virginia National Service Awards, visit VirginiaService.virginia.gov.