National Volunteer Week

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of our organization and have a significant impact on the quality of our neighbors' lives by providing basic needs, offering educational support, gathering items for health kits, remote volunteering through creating senior citizen packages, and much more.

They help tackle society’s greatest challenges, build stronger communities, and are a force that transforms the world. Each year, we shine a light on the people that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities.

 Whether online, at the office, or the local food bank; whether with a vote, a voice, or a wallet – doing good comes in many forms, and we recognize and celebrate them all for their hard work and dedication.

National Volunteer Week 2022: April 17-23

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

Number of recipients of the award will depend upon the number of nominations received. Recipients will be reviewed by 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 2022.


  • Must be a resident of Stark or Carroll County, Ohio
  • Provided essential organizational assistance
  • 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 Award Recipients

We are very grateful for the inspirational volunteers who open their hearts, change lives and make our community a better place to live and work!

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!
In the past, as a part of this celebration week, The Canton Repository, with support from United Way of Greater Stark County, historically recognized outstanding volunteers. Award recipients were featured in newspaper inserts.