The Women Making a Difference (WMAD) Community Volunteer Award is designed to recognize the many valuable contributions being made by women volunteers in our local community. Additionally, the award is intended to increase awareness of the importance of volunteering. The award recognizes volunteers who give assistance to the community and receive no remuneration for their efforts. The award recipient will receive $1,000 for the honoring organization and recognition for her contributions to the community.
- Description of volunteer’s service
- Impact of service
- Duration of service
- Endorsements by staff and other volunteers and those impacted (brief statements)
- Motivation and leadership skills
- OPTIONAL: endorsement by an active, sustaining or provisional member of the Junior League of Monmouth County (brief statements)
Please note, no current active, provisional, or sustaining members of the Junior League of Monmouth County are eligible for this award.
2019 WMAD JLMC COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AWARD WINNER
Elga Chen-Hill from Fulfill
Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and to make sure that all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life.
2018 WMAD JLMC COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AWARD WINNER
Kelli O'Brien from Care to Give Council
Care to Give is powered by women who seek to serve and improve their community. For over 90 years a diverse group of women from Red Bank and the surrounding towns have come together to serve the community of Riverview Medical Center.
2017 WMAD JLMC COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AWARD WINNER
Kate Okeson from Make It Better for Youth
The Monmouth County Consortium for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth is a non-profit organization of concerned and determined educators, community leaders, arts and cultural organizations, businesses and individuals who are are pooling resources and ideas to make it better with education, outreach, and social opportunities for our LGBTQ youth.
2016 WMAD JLMC COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AWARD WINNER
Arlene Lospinoso from Family & Children's Service