Submission Deadline

Help us honor an exceptional volunteer!

Here’s how to get started.

1) Know an amazing volunteer who deserves recognition?

Day in and day out, volunteers make life better in communities across the country; and in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many are taking on powerful new roles as well. Show your love by nominating an exceptional volunteer for the Create the Good Show Your Love Volunteer Contest in one of two categories – general volunteering or coronavirus-related volunteering.

2) Nominate your volunteer

Submit a photo and an essay (of no more than 500 words) sharing why your volunteer deserves this recognition. All entries must be received by 6/4/21. Read the official rules for eligibility requirements and selection criteria.

3) [OPTIONAL] Inspired by more than one volunteer?

You can submit more than one nomination. There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit per day.

Judging Criteria

  1. The level of impact of the volunteer’s service on their community (70% Weight)
  2. How much the nominee’s service was considered above and beyond the call of duty, inspiring, courageous, or innovative (20% Weight)
  3. The length and degree of service (10% Weight)

2020 Winners

Arnetta Baty

General Volunteer Category

Arnetta Baty

Barbara Abbey

COVID-19 Volunteer Category

Barbara Abbey

GRAND PRIZE

$1,000 with matching donation!

Winning nominee from each category will receive $1,000 along with a matching donation to the charity of their choice. Runners Up finalists will receive a $500 donation to the charity of their choice. Prizes provided by AARP and Cabot Creamery Co-operative.

Contest Rules