Annual Community Service Awards

The Community House accepts nominations to recognize and honor individuals who have exhibited extraordinary dedication to volunteerism and/or community service.

Joanne Holbrook Patton Community Service Award

Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld
Recipient of the 2019 Joanne Holbrook Patton
Community Service Award

Eligibility Criteria

Purpose of Award

  1. To recognize and honor an individual who has exhibited lifelong dedication or long-term commitment to volunteerism and/or community service (10 years or more)
  2. To inspire others to volunteer and participate in local community service efforts for the betterment of our two towns.
  3. To demonstrate The Community House’s commitment to promoting community spirit and local volunteerism.

Eligibility

Nominee must be a resident of Hamilton or Wenham and may not be compensated for the efforts for which they are nominated.

Selection

Nominations will be collected and reviewed annually by the Executive Committee of The Community House Board of Directors. The honoree will be announced in August and the presentation of the award will take place at the Harvest Dinner in October. This is intended to be a one-time award to each recipient.

Nominating Procedure

Anyone may submit a letter or essay nominating a community member for this award. Deadline for nominations is June 1. Send nominations to: The Community House, Attn: Executive Director, 284 Bay Road, South Hamilton, MA, 01982 or via email: melissa@communityhouse.org

Submission

The nomination essay should describe in detail the service for which the individual is being nominated. Each of the following must be addressed:

  • Clear and concise description of the nominee’s achievements and the overall impact of the nominee’s service qualifying him/her for the award
  • Category or type of volunteer service performed, and estimated number of hours expended annually
  • Levels of effort and initiative displayed
  • Quality and importance of work performed
  • Level of cooperation with others involved in the community
  • Statement of personal conduct and character
  • Any other relevant observations

Joanne Holbrook Patton Community Service Award Guidelines

Hamilton-Wenham Volunteer of the Year Community Service Award

Eligibility Criteria

Purpose of Award

To recognize and honor an individual who has made an extraordinary impact through a volunteer commitment within the last 12-24 months.

Eligibility

Nominee must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of the nomination, a current resident of Hamilton or Wenham, and may not be compensated for the efforts for which they are nominated.

Selection

Nominations will be collected and reviewed annually by the Executive Committee of The Community House Board of Directors. The honoree will be announced in August and the presentation of the award will take place at the Harvest Dinner in October.

Nominating Procedure

Anyone may submit a letter or essay nominating a community member for this award. Deadline for nominations is June 1 st . Send to: The Community House, Attn: Executive Director, 284 Bay Road, South Hamilton, MA, 01982 or via email: melissa@communityhouse.org

Submission

The nomination essay should describe in detail the service for which the individual is being nominated. Each of the following must be addressed:

  • Clear and concise description of the nominee’s achievements and the overall impact of the nominee’s service qualifying him/her for the award
  • Type of volunteer service performed and estimated number of hours expended annually
  • Levels of effort and initiative displayed
  • Quality and importance of work performed
  • Level of cooperation with others involved in the community
  • Statement of personal conduct and character
  • Any other relevant observations

Volunteer of the Year Award Guidelines