WHAT IS IGNITE?
Join Hands On Birmingham, the volunteer arm of United Way of Central Alabama, as they host IGNITE – Citizens Volunteer Celebration will be on April 10, 2019 at The Club. Individual tickets to Ignite cost $35 and include a delicious brunch of chicken and waffles (vegetarian option available) , Volunteer Awards Program, and the opportunity to meet amazing volunteers from all over the city! This event will start at 10:30 and end promptly at 12:30 pm.
Ignite is a Hands On Birmingham event committed to recognizing and celebrating outstanding volunteer service. Those who volunteer for the betterment of their community, is something Hands on Birmingham will recognize and support on an ongoing basis. While their actions go largely unrecognized, volunteers are truly the “heart of the community”. Ignite was created to celebrate the grassroots level Volunteer, the Leaders Making a Difference in our community that can be seen everywhere.
Hands on Birmingham’s (HOB) mission is focused on connecting people with organized and meaningful volunteer opportunities to help bring about positive social change in their community. We make it easy for you to make a difference! You have the opportunity to browse hundreds of hands-on service activities in every area of interest. Hands On Birmingham partners with over 150 nonprofits, Birmingham Parks and Rec. and schools in five different counties.
PURPOSE OF THE AWARDS CEREMONY
Hands on Birmingham, a United Way Agency, introduces Ignite: an innovative awards ceremony designed to publicly recognize the many unsung and dedicated citizens who are outstanding volunteers and service oriented leaders in Birmingham and surrounding communities.
Each day, committed volunteers ignite action and accelerate change through their service to others. While their actions often go unrecognized, volunteers are truly the catalysts through which real change happens.
For this reason, Hands on Birmingham envisioned Ignite as a platform to pay tribute to those dedicated volunteers who have made significant contributions in service leadership throughout the Greater Birmingham area.
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.
4. S/he has a minimum of 10 hours of verifiable volunteer service over the past year.
5. S/he has received no compensation for his or her service.