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2020 Spirit of NH Awards

December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Volunteer NH has been hosting the Spirit of NH Awards as an annual celebration of volunteerism since 2003. This event recognizes those who go above and beyond the call to serve throughout the Granite State, shining a spotlight on the often unsung heroes among us in front of an audience of their families, friends, colleagues, and the greater community.

If you are familiar with the Spirit of NH Awards, you won’t be surprised to hear that the 2020 event will look a little different. Public health concerns mean that we will not be gathering together in person, but we have taken this unfortunate situation as an opportunity to re-imagine meaningful methods of celebrating!

We are planning a social media campaign leading up to a virtual, live-streamed event on December 9. Please read on for details.

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Note: end time has been extended from 7:30 to 8:00 PM)

Where: This will be a virtual event, live-streamed from the Bank of NH Stage in Concord, NH. Click here to access the stream on event night or add it to your Google/Apple/Outlook calendar now!

Who: This event will be FREE for everyone to tune into. Attendees will include award recipients and their families/friends/colleagues, along with anyone else who wants to join in on this celebration of service!

What: The Spirit of NH Awards is an annual recognition event where nominated individuals and groups are honored for their exemplary volunteerism, and businesses and nonprofit/public service organizations are celebrated for their promotion of volunteer service initiatives. This year, we will also be presenting the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Manager of the Year Award.

Bonus: For the first time ever, this year’s Spirit of NH Awards will incorporate a People’s Choice Award! You can vote for anyone you think deserves extra recognition. Voting is open until 7 PM on Wednesday, December 9 (halfway through the live-streamed event); one vote per person per day will be allowed. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced toward the end of the live-streamed event.

Click here to cast your vote!

Badges can be downloaded to use on social media, in your email signature, on your website, or anywhere else you can think of:

Vote for me (circular)          Vote for me (email)

Vote for us (circular)           Vote for us (email)

Vote now (circular)             Vote now (email)          Vote now (Facebook cover)          Vote now (Twitter cover)


Who is receiving an award?

You can learn all about the 2020 Spirit of NH Award recipients here: https://volunteernh.org/award-recipients-2020-spirit/


What is on the agenda for the live-streamed event?

1. Welcome
2. Historical Community Pillar Awards
3. The Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Manager of the Year Award, presented by Governor Sununu
4. Award Category Highlights
5. Social Justice Interview: James T. McKim, Jr., award recipient
6. COVID-19 Interview: Jaimie Adams, award recipient
7. Spirit of NH Award: Announced Live!
8. People’s Choice Award: Announced Live!
9. Closing Remarks


What Can I Do?

Become a Friend of Spirit

By donating any amount, you help to ensure that we can continue to offer this event year after year! Please indicate in the “Comment” field that your donation is to support the Spirit of NH Awards.

Attend the (virtual) 2020 Spirit of NH Awards

Click here to access the stream on event night or add it to your Google/Apple/Outlook calendar now!



How much does it cost to attend the Spirit of NH Awards?

Nothing! The Spirit of NH Awards ceremony is FREE and open to the public.

How can I learn more about the Spirit of NH Awards?

Click here for more details about the awards, the nomination process, and the event itself. Email Mikayla@VolunteerNH.org with questions.


Special thanks to our Legacy Sponsor, Bellwether Community Credit Union, for helping to make this statewide celebration of service possible!


December 9, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Volunteer NH