Volunteer Leadership Award

The American Cancer Society Volunteer Leadership Award is presented to volunteers who are living at the time of the award decision and who have served as a volunteer leader for enterprise-wide programs, initiatives, or Board-level committees or task forces, other than as chair or president of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors or its predecessor, the National Board of Directors. Others who have provided long and distinguished service to the Society at the enterprise-wide level may also be presented with the award.

Volunteers who have served as Chair of the Board of Directors or as President of the American Cancer Society have received the highest recognition the Society can give to a volunteer. These individuals should not be eligible for the Volunteer Leadership Award. Candidates are nominated by senior volunteers and staff, submitted to the Volunteer Leadership Award Selection Workgroup, and presented to the ACS, Inc. Board of Directors.

Nomination Process

The Volunteer Leadership Award program is managed by Enterprise Volunteer Engagement Team and nominees are selected by the Volunteer Leadership Award Selection Workgroup. The Workgroup carefully reviews each nominee’s application against the specified requirements and sends to the American Cancer Society Board of Directors.

Nomination Requirements

The Volunteer Leadership Award is presented to volunteers who are living at the time of the award decision and who have served as a volunteer leader for enterprise-wide programs, initiatives, or Board level committees or task forces, other than as Chair of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors (or of its predecessor, the “National Board”) or as President of the Society, and to others who have provided long and distinguished service to the Society at the enterprise-wide level.

Nominees should:

  • Have guided a major project or program that has become a part of the Society’s ongoing program from concept to implementation
  • Have served as an inspirational leader to other volunteers
  • Have represented the Society before other groups in a manner that furthered the cause of the Society
  • Have demonstrated commitment to the Society through contributions to the solution of operational and organizational problems

Download the Volunteer Leadership Award Nomination Form.

Nominations are due April 28, 2017.

For more information, email Caira Turner or call 1.919.334.5235.