Volunteering is an emotionally rewarding, and sometimes difficult, experience. To truly understand, talk to any volunteer about the animals they have helped save. Watch their eyes light up as they tell you their favorite happy ending stories.
Each year volunteers make up a critical work force that contributes thousands of hours to the operation and management of the Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!)
The importance of volunteers to our industry cannot be overestimated; the efforts that are put forth deserve our heartiest congratulations and recognition.
The Board of Directors has established the Maria Gwynn Volunteer of the Year Award to celebrate a BARC! volunteer whose commitment to community and service to others is exemplary.
The award pays homage to Maria Gwynn, one of our original founders in 1979 and recent Board President. Her unselfish and dedicated service has made a significant difference in our community; she epitomizes what it means to be an animal advocate.
The award will be bestowed on someone who has through their dedicated and voluntary efforts supported the programs and mission of BARC! He/she can have a role in any of our diverse programs — Kitten Kaboodles, Pawsitive Therapy, office, transport, adoption or other capacity.
Do you know a BARC! volunteer that's consistently gone above and beyond and performed extraordinary service? If so, then now is the time to do something special for that person by nominating them for the 1st Annual Maria Gwynn Volunteer of the Year Award. Click here for nomination form.
Award is exclusively for BARC! volunteers. (Board members and staff are ineligible.) Nominee must live in Baldwin County and have done the good deeds/performed the service in Baldwin County, AL.
ENTRY DEADLINE: April 10, 2013 at midnight
SUBMIT ENTRY BY MAIL: Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!)
P.O. Box 206
Fairhope, AL 36533
SUBMIT ENTRY ELECTRONICALLY: Email BARC_ExecDir@BaldwinHumane.org
SUBMIT ENTRY IN PERSON: Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!)
306 Magnolia Ave
Fairhope, AL 36532
WINNER DETERMINATION: In choosing the Volunteer of the Year, the Board of Directors will consider quality of service, character of service, length of service, and uniqueness of circumstances. Every volunteer who is nominated will receive a letter of congratulations letting them know of the high regard we have for them and a certificate acknowledging their contributions to BARC! and to animal welfare. The Volunteer of the Year receives a beautifully engraved plaque at the awards ceremony. Decision made by the Award Chair and BARC! Board of Directors is final.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: One Volunteer will win the Award, but every Volunteer who is nominated will be honored at our 33rd Annual Membership Meeting on April 17, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, AL.
Direct all nominations and questions to Karen Ignatz, Executive Director, at the BARC! Office 251.928.4585 x102 or cell/text 251.233.1979.