Each year, thousands of volunteers spend countless hours working to better communities throughout Central Alabama, largely without recognition. United Way Hands On honors these tireless, unsung heroes, their outstanding service and incredible impact at the annual Ignite Volunteer Awards. We know that these volunteers are truly the heart of the community. Nominees come from all ages and backgrounds but are bonded through their passion and commitment to service.
Individuals are eligible for an award if they satisfy the following conditions:
1. S/he is either self-nominated for an award or is nominated for an award by another person.
2. S/he submits a complete nomination application or has one submitted on their behalf by the nominator.
3. S/he is a resident of Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount or Walker County or completed his or her volunteer work in one of those counties.