2024 V!VA Award Nominations Are Now Open

2023 Rotary VIVA award winners. Photo by Matt Howell2023 Rotary VIVA award winners. Photo by Matt Howell

By Dan Wolfert—

MUNCIE, Ind. — The V!VA (Very Important Volunteer Award) Awards were developed as a gift to the community in 1993 by the Muncie Noon Rotary Club and are now held in conjunction with the Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club to recognize Delaware County’s proud volunteer heritage.

Up to four individuals and one organization will be recognized with V!VA Awards for their volunteer efforts to the community within the past 12 months. In addition, The Edmund F. Ball Lifetime Achievement Award will be given for outstanding long-term, lifetime volunteer commitment. Each V!VA Award Recipient will receive a plaque.


  1. Nominees must live or work in Delaware County; or the impact of his/her volunteer service must be felt in Delaware
  2. Nominees must provide the volunteer service without expectation of financial remuneration, although reimbursement of expenses will not disqualify a nominee. Nomination of student volunteers is
  3. Except for the Lifetime Achievement Award, all individual and organizational nominees must have rendered volunteer services within the last 12 months (no carryover from years previous). Lifetime achievement award nominations will be carried over for 3
  4. Nomination forms for the V!VA Award must be

To Nominate a Volunteer

  1. This should include names of organizations and/or individuals that benefitted from the nominee’s volunteering and the capacity of the volunteer’s efforts. Using specific examples of volunteer service, demonstrate the nominee’s commitment to volunteer activities within the last year or lifetime, depending on category
  2. Why is the nominee worthy of this special recognition beyond other equally qualified volunteers?
  3. What type of impact did the nominee have on individuals and/or organizations within the last year?
  4. How would those individuals and/or organizations have been impacted had the nominee not provided dedicated leadership?

To nominate a volunteer, use the form located on the Muncie Rotary website: https://www.muncierotary.org/viva-awards.php

Nominations must be received by March 01, 2024.

Nominators will be notified by March 15, 2024, if their nominee is selected.

Selection Process

A Selection Committee consisting of Rotarians and former V!VA Award winners will review all nominations, and select up to four individual and one organizational V!VA Award Winners as well as one Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.

All V!VA Award winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, at the 30th annual V!VA Award Luncheon held at the Horizon Convention Center.

For more information on how to nominate and attend the event, please visit: https://www.muncierotary.org/viva-awards.php