The Volunteer Center at United Way will honor local volunteers at its 29th annual Volunteer of the Year Awards and is seeking nominations from the community through Friday, March 9.


As the largest volunteer recognition event in the community, the awards will be presented to worthy individuals or groups who have done outstanding volunteer work in the San Antonio and Bexar County area.

Nominations are accepted from citizens, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, businesses, schools, military installations or religious groups and should be any individual or group who volunteered in San Antonio or Bexar County during 2017 in the following categories:  children/families, labor, seniors, military, education, health and wellness, crisis intervention, and Employee Volunteer of the Year.

Nominations should be made online by clicking here or visiting the United Way website at For more information, please call the Volunteer Center at United Way at (210) 352-7077.


“Volunteers are working every day to serve others and change our community. We think it’s important to shine the light on the selfless, caring people and acts that sometimes go unrecognized, “said Jelynne Leblanc Burley, president and CEO for the Center for Health Care Services (CHCS) and 2018 United Way Volunteer of the Year Awards chairman. “United Way connect volunteers to meaningful opportunities in communities across Bexar County, but the glory truly goes to those inspired volunteers who give back—hour by hour, year by year, touching and improving the lives of others. And they seek nothing in return.”


The Volunteer of the Year Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Tobin Center for the Preforming Arts in celebration of outstanding local volunteers who have touched the lives of thousands of children and families across our community.


Working in the community since 1989, the Volunteer Center at United Way is Bexar County’s largest resource devoted solely to the promotion and nurturing of volunteerism and community service.

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