2017 Search for Outstanding Volunteers

   The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency is accepting nominations for the 2017 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV). Filipino citizens, Filipino volunteer organizations, and local chapters of foreign volunteer organizations that currently provide volunteer assistance in the Philippines are eligible to participate.

   The SOV aims to highlight the exemplary performance and dedication to service of Filipino volunteers in helping people and building strong communities across the country.  The award categories are (1) Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award (VLAA) and (2) National Outstanding Volunteer Award (NOVA). The VLAA is given to an individual or organization for consistent and outstanding volunteer service and whose achievement is regarded as an inspiration and role model in the field of volunteerism. The NOVA is given to an individual or organization for outstanding volunteer service that has made a significant contribution to uplifting the lives of people and communities served. A Special Citation in Volunteerism is given to recognize volunteering efforts and/or support to volunteerism by an individual, group or organization that do not qualify under the regular SOV categories but which are deemed equally meritorious.

   Individuals, beneficiaries of volunteer works and heads of private sector organizations, local government units, and government agencies may nominate volunteers or volunteer organizations. Nominations must be endorsed by the heads of organizations and submitted to the NEDA Regional Office 5, Arimbay, LegazpiCity with Fax No. (052) 4820505 and email address:

   The deadline for submission of nominations is on July 15, 2017.  Nomination forms are available at the NEDA Regional Office 5, Arimbay, LegazpiCity and can be downloaded from

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