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Call for Nominations: Award for Excellence in Volunteer Engagement

This fall, recognize the unique contributions of an ABE colleague in the area of volunteer engagement. Nominate them for a 2016 Award for Excellence in Volunteer Engagement!

The Award for Excellence in Volunteer Engagement, given annually by Minnesota Literacy Council, honors a professional in the field of ABE who demonstrates vision, diligence, and commitment to integrating volunteers into adult literacy programs. The award is open to all ABE staff: teachers, volunteer coordinators, support staff, program managers, or other roles.

Strong candidates are ABE staff in any role who:

  • Have made a significant contribution to developing a culture that is supportive of volunteers.
  • Have developed or improved an outstanding volunteer program that incorporates the essential elements of leading volunteers; OR have developed creative ways to solve classroom challenges through volunteer engagement.
  • Demonstrate the ideals of the Minnesota Literacy Council’s Volunteer Vision Statement.
  • Are currently employed in an adult literacy program, or have provided service within the past year.

Nominate your colleague via the webform at!

The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 4, 2016. Awards will be presented at the annual ABE Volunteer Management Conference on Friday, December 2, 2016.

For more info, visit the award webpage, or read about the 2015 award winners or the 2014 award winners. Please contact Ellie Purdy with any questions you may have: call 651-251-9061 or Email Ellie.