Date: 12/21/2017
Information Contact 1: Renee Bade : (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061 : 

Idaho Volunteers to Be Recognized at Brightest Stars Ceremony

Volunteers across Idaho will be honored at the Idaho Brightest Stars award ceremony Jan. 17, 2018, in the Simplot Ballroom at Boise State University’s Student Union Building. Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, will hand out awards in seven categories to honor Idahoans who volunteered in 2017. The ceremony, open to the public, begins at 6 p.m.

Awardees were nominated by Idahoans throughout the state and a panel of community reviewers made the final selections. The award categories for outstanding volunteer service are individual, business, student, senior citizen, teacher/professor, nonprofit/public organization and veteran.

“We are humbled to have so many Idahoans who are committed to making life better for others. Their leadership, vision, time and determination immensely benefit not only their communities but our entire state.  Their volunteerism and service impact all of us,” said Lt. Gov. Brad Little. 

Idaho is ranked fifth in the nation in volunteering by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This event is a means for Serve Idaho and the lieutenant governor to recognize the considerable time and effort Idahoans contribute to making their communities better.

Award winners from the 2017 Idaho’s Brightest Stars can be found at

For more information about the event, or to find volunteer opportunities near you, visit


Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.


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