Issue of June 29, 2014

63rd Courier Anniversary Issue
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Search for outstanding volunteer commences
by Sonny Cosme

The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) has opened the search for this year’s outstanding volunteers.

The search aims to highlight the exemplary performance and dedication to service of Filipino volunteers in helping people and communities and to recognize the role of volunteerism in development and nation-building.

It is open to individuals and organizations currently providing volunteer assistance in the Philippines. Nominees should be an individual of Filipino citizenship, Filipino or local chapters of foreign/international non-profit organizations, and a Filipino or local chapters of foreign/international corporate organizations.

The awards are categorized as Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award (VLAA) and National Outstanding Volunteer Award (NOVA). The VLAA is conferred to an individual or organization for their consistent and outstanding volunteer service and whose achievement is regarded as an inspiration and role model in the field of volunteerism.

The NOVA is conferred to an individual or organization for their outstanding volunteer service that has made a significant contribution to uplifting the lives of people and communities served. NOVA is categorized into youth and adult and non-profit and corporate organization.

Special citation in volunteerism is also conferred to recognize the efforts and/or support to volunteerism by an individual, group, or organization that do not qualify under the regular search categories but which are deemed equally meritorious in accomplishment.

Nominations must be received by the Regional Search Committee on or before July 15. The completed nomination forms must be submitted to the respective committee that covers the area where the volunteer organization is based.

The restructured search committee will be composed of the National Economic and Development Authority as chair, with members from the Civil Service Commission, Department of the Interior and Local Government, the Philippine Information Agency, and private sector representatives. The search committee is tasked to validate the nomination.

For more information, visit the search website,

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