The Philippine National Volunteers Association (PNVSCA) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV), with a theme: “Share Your Story, Inspire Others”.
Conceived by the PNVSCA for the celebration of the National Volunteers Month (December annually), the SOV aims to highlight the exemplary performance and dedication to service of Filipino volunteers in helping people and communities and recognize the role of volunteerism in development and nation-building.
Eligible for the awards are individuals and organizations currently providing volunteer assistance in the Philippines with the following qualifications:
- Individual of Filipino citizenship;
- Filipino or local chapters of foreign/international non-profit organizations; and
- Filipino or local chapters of foreign/international corporate organizations
Nomination forms may be downloaded at www.pnvsca.gov.ph/sov or may be obtained from PNVSCA, NEDA Regional Offices, or Regional Planning and Development Office of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Deadline for submission of nominations is on July 31, 2016. Duly accomplished nomination forms must be submitted to their Regional Search Committees (RSC) where the volunteer or volunteer organization is based. For NCR nominations, completed forms must be submitted to the PNVSCA, G/F Philippine Sugar Center Building, North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
The SOV awards consist of two categories. The National Outstanding Volunteer Award is conferred to an individual or organization for outstanding volunteer service that has made a significant contribution to uplift the lives of people and communities served. The Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award is conferred to an individual or organization for consistent and outstanding volunteer service and whose achievement is regarded as an inspiration and role model in the field of volunteerism.
The recognition ceremony will be held in Manila in December 2016 during the celebration of the National Volunteer Month. Round-trip transportation and accommodation will be provided for the national awardees based outside Metro Manila.