Date: 9/5/2017
Information Contact 1: Jade Rodgers : (208) 332-3578 ext. 4431 : 

Serve Idaho Accepting Brightest Star Nominations

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, is accepting nominations for the annual Brightest Star Awards, a program recognizing outstanding Idaho volunteers in a variety of categories. Nominees and winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Boise Jan. 17, 2018.

Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 20, 2017, online at The categories are:

  • Individual
  • Student (19 years and younger)
  • Veteran
  • Senior Citizen (55 years and older)
  • Business
  • Nonprofit / Public Organization
  • Teacher / Professor

Nominees must be Idaho residents who have performed volunteer service in 2017. Companies must conduct business in Idaho to be eligible. If the company is headquartered out of state then local affiliates must be engaged in local volunteer activities. Individuals may submit more than one nomination per category or in multiple categories.

A panel consisting of Serve Idaho commissioners, Serve Idaho staff and community members will review the nominations and select a winner in each category.

For more information about Idaho’s Brightest Stars Awards and volunteering, 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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