National Volunteer Week

Do you want to honor someone who stepped up during the pandemic of 2020 and volunteered to contribute in a tremendous way to our community?

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of our organization and have a significant impact on the quality of our neighbor's lives. They deserve to be recognized for their hard work and dedication, especially in 2020. Many of our neighbors would not have made it through 2020 without the assistance of volunteers. They helped the most vulnerable by providing basic needs, offering educational support, gathering items for health kits, remote volunteering through creating senior citizen packages, and much more.

Nominations close March 26 at noon.

National Volunteer Week 2021: April 18-24

This award honors individuals who made a significant contribution of their time and expertise in 2020; who embody the spirit of volunteerism and donated their skills selflessly in 2020.

Number of recipients of the award will depend upon the number of nominations received. Recipients will be reviewed by a committee comprised of Canton Repository and United Way of Greater Stark County members prior to the final announcement. Nominators of selected nominees will be contacted to supply a picture of the nominee volunteering in action, a bio and agencies where their volunteering took place.

Award recipients will be honored with a certificate of recognition and gift basket, as well as in print and online during Volunteer Week 2021.


  • Must be a resident of Stark or Carroll County, Ohio
  • Provided essential organizational assistance in 2020
  • Demonstrated innovation in transforming our community
  • Shown outstanding volunteer leadership initiative
  • Exemplified his or her dependability
  • Significant, hands-on participation and involvement
  • Made a positive impact on results

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers in Greater Stark County who open their hearts, change lives and make our community a better place to live and work!
As a part of this celebration week, The Canton Repository, with support from United Way of Greater Stark County, have historically recognized outstanding volunteers. Award recipients were featured in newspaper inserts.
National Volunteer Week 2020
National Volunteer Week 2019