The City of Chandler and the faith-based and nonprofit group For Our City-Chandler are accepting applications for the annual Volunteer Recognition Awards, according to a news release from the city.

Applications will be available online at chandleraz.gov/volunteer100 starting Oct. 14, and submissions are due by Nov. 15.

Faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools, businesses or any organizations with volunteers are encouraged to nominate individuals for one of eight recognition awards for outstanding community service in 2019, according to the release.

The award categories are:

  • Makes It Happen Award: This nominee works for many organizations with the goal of contributing anywhere and everywhere in any way they can.

  • Sunbeam Award: This nominee is the most cheerful person in the place. They have the best personality and attitude, always smiling, and their mere appearance brightens the area around them.

  • Longevity Award: This nominee has worked for an organization for many years, and they provide a commitment and dedication to their service that is awe-inspiring.

  • Innovation Award: This nominee brings creative and unique solutions to the job.

  • Youth Award: This nominee is strictly for youth, 17 years of age or younger. This nominee can be dedicated, positive, and hardworking or somehow stand out among others.

  • Multitasking Maestro Award: This nominee is someone who takes on a diverse array of assignments, jobs or objectives at the same time and can juggle them effectively while accomplishing all of them successfully.

  • Strong Arms Award: This nominee is not afraid to take on any job, no matter how “down-and-dirty” it may be. This nominee also may be called the “jack-of-all-trades” in an organization.

  • Working Together Award: This award category is for a group in any organization who completed a noteworthy volunteer project in Chandler.


The selected recipients will be honored during a recognition breakfast event in February 2020. During the awards breakfast, all Chandler volunteers with more than 1,000 hours of service in 2019 will receive a lapel pin and a certificate from Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. Volunteers with more than 100 hours also will receive a certificate from the mayor.