Best Youth Volunteer Program in the State
The State of Oregon annually presents the Governor’s Volunteer Awards. Application for these awards must demonstrate the need being addressed by the applicant; the innovative approach used to address the need; the impact on solving the need; the sustainability of change caused by the project; and any extraordinary service performed by the applicant. There are numerous regional winners from throughout the state. In addition, there is one state-level winner in each of eight volunteer categories (e.g. youth volunteer, adult volunteer, elder volunteer, etc.).
JCF was selected as the 2014 Oregon State Youth Volunteer Program of the Year. This award was presented by Kate Brown, now the Governor of the State of Oregon, at an awards ceremony held in the State’s capital, Salem. Executive Director Chris Pendleton and seven JCF students attended the ceremony. The event sponsor, Wells Fargo Bank, presented each winner a check for $600 made payable to a non-profit organization of their choice. JCF selected the Sunny Wolf Charter School in Wolf Creek as its recipient. Tracy Curtis, Wells Fargo’s Regional President, in presenting the checks said, “This year’s honorees’ dedication to volunteerism has helped create stronger, more vibrant Oregon communities.”