Do you know an excellent volunteer manager? Nominate them for some well-deserved recognition!

Volunteer NH is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Manager of the Year. The award will be presented during the Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism, hosted by Volunteer NH (dates TBD).

Operating a volunteer program is no small feat. It takes a tremendous amount of time, effort, patience, perseverance, managerial skill, long-term vision, and a willingness to engage in continuous learning and improvement to keep the program operating successfully year after year.

This award was created by former Governor John Sununu to honor volunteer administrators and salute their excellence in the leadership and management of volunteers in New Hampshire.



Nominee Requirements: Individuals nominated for this award must recruit, engage, and/or manage volunteers who serve New Hampshire communities. Nominees may be paid or unpaid for their work.

Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Nomination Form:

  • Click here to view all of the nomination questions in advance

Note: We are no longer accepting letters of recommendation to supplement the nomination form. You will see that, instead, the last prompt requests any additional information such as recognition the nominee has received, personal anecdotes, and/or quotes from volunteers, clients, colleagues, etc.


Highlight: 2022 Awardee

Governor Sununu made a special guest appearance during the 2022 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism to announce the award recipient: Ann Vennard, Assistant Director of Advancement at Cornerstone VNA in Rochester, New Hampshire. In the video below, you can see Ann being surprised with the award around 8 minutes and 58 seconds in.