Annual Volunteer Awards & Appreciation Dinner

When:
April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2020-04-02T18:30:00-04:00
2020-04-02T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
The Grapevine Banquets & Catering
333 Dick Road
Depew
NY 14043
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lisa Johnson
716-883-3331 ext. 312

Annual Volunteer Awards & Appreciation Dinner
Thursday, April 2, 2020
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We’ve had a great year serving our clients and we cannot do so without an amazing team of volunteers! Each year, we recognize Compeer volunteers at an appreciation event. Volunteers include individuals in a 1-to-1 friendship, phone buddy friendship, group mentoring friendship, fundraising event volunteers, as well as businesses or community organizations who have volunteered their time, talent, and treasure. We cannot wait to celebrate with our volunteer team at this annual event!

Awards Categories:

Googie Butler Advocacy Award

This award, instituted in 1991 in memory of Mrs. Gertrude “Googie” Walsh Butler, is intended to honor someone in the community for outstanding achievements in advocacy. Mrs. Butler was Chairman of Compeer of Greater Buffalo Advisory Council from its inception in 1984 until 1989. Googie was Compeer’s greatest cheerleader and whom is credited for bringing Compeer to Erie County.

Having been hospitalized many times with a serious mental illness, she understood firsthand the healing power of friendship. Upon recovery she became a tireless advocate for the rights of people with mental illness, not only here in Western New York, but across the state. Through her efforts the mental health system was significantly changed.

Nominations may be submitted for individuals, groups, or community organizations who have provided support to Compeer of Greater Buffalo throughout 2019 calendar year and demonstrate clear efforts of advocacy for Mental Health.

Adult Program Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is intended to honor a one-to-one match or phone buddy in the adult program for outstanding achievement in friendship with adults. The recipient demonstrates outstanding contribution to the Compeer program by making a significant difference in the life of their match and demonstrates the core values of hope, trust, respect, support, and empowerment.

Nominations may be submitted for an individual adult program volunteer who has been a volunteer in the 2019 calendar year, submits monthly updates regularly, and has clear examples of how the volunteer has made a difference in the life of their match.

Older Adult Program Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is intended to honor a one-to-one match or phone buddy in the older adult program for outstanding achievement in friendship with adults. The recipient demonstrates outstanding contribution to the Compeer program by making a significant difference in the life of their match and demonstrates the core values of hope, trust, respect, support, and empowerment.

Nominations may be submitted for an individual older adult program volunteer who has been a volunteer in the 2019 calendar year, submits monthly updates regularly, and has clear examples of how the volunteer has made a difference in the life of their match.

Youth Program Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is intended to honor a one-to-one match in the youth program for outstanding achievement in mentoring youth. The recipient demonstrates outstanding contribution to the Compeer program by making a significant difference in the life of their match and demonstrates the core values of hope, trust, respect, support, and empowerment.

Nominations may be submitted for an individual youth program volunteer who has been a volunteer in the 2019 calendar year, submits monthly updates regularly, and has clear examples of how the volunteer has made a difference in the life of their match.

Group Mentoring Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is intended to honor a group mentoring volunteer who demonstrates outstanding achievement in group mentoring. The recipient demonstrates contribution to the Compeer program by making a significant difference in the lives of social activity participants and demonstrates the core values of hope, trust, respect, support, and empowerment.

Nominations may be submitted for an individual who has been involved with the group mentoring program in the 2019 calendar year, participates in group mentoring activities regularly, and has clear examples of how the volunteer has made a difference to the participants of social activities. 

Community Engagement Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is intended to honor a community group, organization, or business with outstanding support to Compeer of Greater Buffalo. The recipient demonstrates an understanding of the need for Mental Health support, made a significant difference in our community, and interacted with the Compeer community in a unique way.

Nominations may be submitted for a community group, organization, or business who was involved during the 2019 calendar year.

 

Please consider nominating a Compeer volunteer or Community Business/Organization who has interacted with Compeer today!

Click here to submit a nomination, or call our office to tell us more.

Nominations are accepted from February 25 – March 13, 2020.  

Event Details:

Volunteers plus one guest are invited to attend (not recommended for guests under the age of 18). Join us for an evening of socializing with your fellow volunteers and Compeer staff accompanied by a delicious meal.

6:30 – Mingling with volunteers and Compeer staff
7:00- Dinner
7:30 – Program and Awards Presentation

Join us!

RSVP by March 18, 2020 by calling (716) 883-3331 X316 or emailing staff@compeerbuffalo.org. Please include your name, program, and if bringing a guest the name of your guest.

For More Information:

For more information about the Volunteer Awards or the Volunteer Appreciation & Awards Dinner, please contact Lisa Johnson, Director of Volunteer Engagement, at lisa@compeerbuffalo.org or (716) 883-3331 X312.  

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