Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame
The Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame was launched in 2017 via collaboration between Niagara University’s ReNU Niagara program, Mayor Paul Dyster and Congressman Brian Higgins. The primary goal of the Hall of Fame is to honor, document and recognize significant volunteer efforts by individuals who have been long-term contributors towards community improvement.
- Call for Nominations Opened: May 24, 2019
- Volunteer Hall of Fame Nominations Deadline: June 30, 2019, at 5 p.m.
- Induction: August 29, 5-7 p.m., Four Points Sheraton
Nominations for Volunteer Hall of Fame inductees are open to the public. Please see below for details and to nominate someone who you think deserves this recognition for their service to the community. New to this year's Volunteer Hall of Fame will be the Gen Next Award to recognize youth 18 and under who have performed outstanding service.
Eligibility - Niagara Falls Hall of Fame Nomination (Adult)
- Nominees must be/have been a resident of the City of Niagara Falls while serving in the volunteer capacity for which they are being nominated
- Nominees must have a minimum of 15 years of community service (not necessarily at one organization) to qualify for selection.
- The honor may be awarded posthumously.
- A person may be nominated multiple times; however, Hall of Fame status can be achieved only once.
*NEW* Gen Next Nomination (18 years and under): For the first time, one volunteer under the age of 18 will be recognized for their volunteer impact on the community.
- The GenNext Award nominees must have been born after 6/30/2001 and must currently reside in the City of Niagara Falls while serving in a volunteer capacity within the past 5 years.
- The GenNext Award will be awarded to a Niagara Falls youth who has made a significant impact on the lives of others through a commitment to community service and/or philanthropy.
- Self nomination is permitted.
- Members of the Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame Review Committee will charged with making final decisions based on nominations received. The Committee consists of past VHOF inductees and local community leaders.
- All decisions are final.
- DISCLAIMER: Winners will have photos, bios and information about organizations they have volunteered at published in the Volunteer Hall of Fame program, promotional materials and display. Please notify us if there is any information that nominees do not want shared.
- Length of volunteer service
- Nominee’s Role in improving their community
- The Impact the nominee has made in the community
- The nominee’s Reach into the community; how their service has benefited others
- How the nominee has provided Inspiration to others