Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

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The Junior League of San Jose is excited to host the 48th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Friday April 28, 2017, during the National Volunteer Week.

The Junior League of San Jose is an educational and charitable organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

The Volunteer Recognition Luncheon (VRL) celebrates and recognizes individual volunteers in our community who have generously given their time, energy and skills to improve the lives of others. More than 500 community members attend this heart- warming event every year. We honor those who work to make positive change in their communities, striving for the greater good and leaving a priceless legacy. We invite you to nominate up to two individuals who have made a positive impact on your school, agency, or organization. A panel of judges, made up of community leaders who exemplify the merits of voluntarism, will consider the following factors in selecting outstanding volunteers for special recognition:


Up to ten of the nominees will be selected to receive special recognition for their outstanding volunteer efforts. They will be invited on stage at the Luncheon to receive an elegant etched Crystal Bowl. From among these winners, one individual will be honored with the “Voluntarism at its Best” award. This honoree will receive an additional gift highlighting this top honor, and his/her nominating agency will receive a $1,000 stipend from the Junior League of San Jose. All nominees will be recognized during the event program and receive a “Certificate of Appreciation” at the Luncheon.

To be eligible, nominees must have volunteered at an organization with 501(c)(3) status in Santa Clara County as an unpaid volunteer. We encourage you or someone in your organization with a passion to convey the inspiring story of one or more of your volunteers to complete our online nomination form.

The VRL Nomination Form must be submitted no later than Friday, January 13, 2016. For further information, please contact our 2017 VRL Chairs Vera Hill and Josita Wensink at vrl@jlsj.org.