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Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer Awards


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About 2021 Awards Categories Previous Recipients

About

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Volunteerism plays a vital role in determining the quality of life for the citizens of Raleigh and in the diverse and numerous offerings of the Raleigh Parks Department. No one exemplified the spirit of volunteerism more than Fred Fletcher.

The Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer Awards honor Fred's 54 years of dedicated service to Raleigh Parks by honoring the volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the programs and services offered by the Department.

2021 Awards

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Two volunteers putting trash from Rocky Branch in a garbage bag. 

Recognize an important volunteer or volunteer group in your community by submitting a nomination.

2021 Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer Awards Nomination Form

Anyone can nominate a Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources volunteer for an award. Awards will not necessarily be made in every category, nor are there a predetermined number of awards that will be given in a category in any given year.

For a nomination to be eligible it must meet the following criteria:

  • A nominee may be nominated in only one category by the same person
  • Only one nomination per form
  • All nominations and supporting materials must be postmarked or submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021.
  • Supporting materials may include letters, press clippings, videotapes, or any other material that may be helpful in the selection process. These materials will not be returned
  • Nominees for a given award category may not have previously received a Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • Nominee must be an active Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Volunteer during the past year

Nominations will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Nominee’s intensity of service
  • Nominee’s active involvement within the past five years
  • Nominee’s commitment to Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Nomination forms are due January 25 at 5 p.m. Forms may be emailed to Mary Owens at mary.owens@raleighnc.gov

Categories

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Award of Excellence

Presented to a person who exhibits the best example of voluntary action to improve the quality of services and/or facilities of the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department. Contributions of this volunteer should have a continuing impact on the equality of services or facilities offered by the department.

Outstanding Financial Contributor

Presented to an individual or organization that has made a significant donation (Monetary or in-kind) to the department.

Outstanding Athletic Volunteer

Presented to a volunteer who demonstrates a high degree of personal commitment needed to organize, teach, and instill, good sportsmanship, and enhance the Athletic Program.

Outstanding Greenway Volunteer

Presented to an individual or group who has consistently demonstrated devotion to the care or enhancement of the City’s greenway system.

Outstanding Adopt-a-Park Volunteer

Presented to an individual or group who has consistently demonstrated care above and beyond the call of duty for a specific Raleigh park as a leader in the City’s Adopt-A-Park program.

Outstanding Adult Program Volunteer

Presented to an individual that demonstrates a high commitment and effort towards the enhancement of Active Adult Programs.

Outstanding Volunteer Group/Organization

Presented to a group or organization that contributes time or talent to enhance park facilities and/or programs.

Outstanding Park Volunteer

Presented to an individual who has consistently demonstrated devotion to the care or enhancement of a City park.

Outstanding Project Volunteer

Presented to a volunteer who shares time and effort towards the enhancement of a specific park-related project.

Outstanding Program Volunteer

Presented to a volunteer who shares time, talent, and efforts towards the enhancement of a specific program.

Outstanding Teen Volunteer

Presented to a teen that demonstrates a high degree of commitment to a program, event, or park.

Outstanding Specialized Recreation Volunteer

Presented to an individual that demonstrates a high degree of commitment towards the enhancement of the specialized recreation services program.

Outstanding Cultural Resources Volunteer

Presented to an individual or group who has consistently demonstrated devotion towards the enhancement of historic resources, arts, cultural, and/or diversity programs.

Previous Recipients

Park volunteers picking up trash

Alpha Phi Omega Iota Lambda, Award of Excellence

Contact

 

Mary Owens
mary.owens@raleighnc.gov

Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Board, Commission or Committee:
Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
Related Services:
Raleigh Parks Volunteer Program

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