“Serving Those Who Serve Others”

“Volunteers, the Heart of Tuolumne County” Annual Awards

Luncheon Tickets – $20 ea

Every third Friday in April, Sierra NonProfit Services coordinates a springtime luncheon for 150 to 200 people of the volunteer community. It’s a day to celebrate volunteerism and honor quiet, everyday heroes who answer the call to serve community, either as a part of an organization or as an individual. This year, we are so very proud to acknowledge 15 YEARS of honoring the heart, love and work volunteers contribute to making life better for all in Tuolumne County!

One of the things that makes this awards luncheon so very special is that each nominee is individually recognized, and the winner in each category is awarded a cash grant they can donate to the cause or organization of their choice. For some folks, this is the only time in their lives they have been able to give a substantial gift to the group for whom they give so much of themselves.



2016 Winners:

Judith Rodan (Extra Mile)

Mick Grimes (Judges Special Award)

Haley Gragg (Never Too Young)

Doni Rosasco (Lifetime Achievement)

Blue Mountain Minerals (Community Excellence)

Golden Timber Girl Scouts Service Unit (Volunteer Champion)


Every year, “Volunteers, the Heart of Tuolumne County” Luncheon gives out awards to volunteers who are nominated by other volunteers in the community. Then a distinguished panel of local citizens review the nominations and select the winners. Our volunteer award categories are:

Extra Mile Award – Awarded to an individual who has a passion for service to our community. $500.00 to donate to the cause of their choice.

The Volunteer’s Champion Award – Awarded to a nonprofit organization that does an outstanding job of supporting and recognizing its volunteers. $500.00 to donate to the cause of their choice.

Community Excellence Award – Awarded to a for-profit business that promotes volunteerism among their employees and supports nonprofits in our community. $500.00 to donate to the cause of their choice.

Never Too Young Award – Awarded to a person between the ages of 6 and 18 who sees beyond themselves and works to improve our community. (Note: A recent high-school graduate who was an active volunteer in their school-age years may be nominated). $500.00 to donate to the cause of their choice.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Awarded to an individual to honor a lifetime of volunteer service that has positively impacted our community. $1,000.00 to donate to the cause of their choice



We would like to thank the sponsors that are making the 2017 Tuolumne County Volunteer Awards Luncheon possible!

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