Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Recognized with Two Awards in October

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Recognized with Two Awards in October

Posted on 5/7/2013

VOC wins Governor's Service award and Colorado Open Space Alliance Award!

DENVER (October 23, 2012) – The statewide nonprofit, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) today announced it is the recipient of two distinguished awards:

2012 Governor’s Service Awards for Outstanding Non-Profit Organization


Gov. John Hickenlooper, along with representatives from Serve Colorado – the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, presented VOC with a Governor’s Service Award during a ceremony at the State Capitol.  The awards are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals, community/civic leaders, various organizations and Senior Corps for their outstanding contribution to volunteerism and service throughout Colorado.

2012 Blue Grama Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Organization


The Colorado Open Space Alliance recognized VOC with a Blue Grama Award for outstanding leadership achievement and contributions to the conservation of Colorado's open spaces. The Colorado Open Space Alliance is a statewide organization of publicly funded local and regional open space programs, working cooperatively to share information, create public awareness and foster partnerships needed to protect and preserve the special places of Colorado.

“Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado is extremely proud to be recognized by each of these awards.  Both awards are testimony to the intense enthusiasm that Coloradoans have for giving back to and caring for Colorado’s outdoors through volunteering.  We’re honored to be able to give thousands of people the opportunity to do so every year.  We extend a big thank you to our thousands of volunteers across Colorado who made this award possible,” said Ann Baker Easley, executive director for Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

For more information about the Governor’s Service Awards, visit www.colorado.gov/servecolorado.

For more information about the Blue Grama Awards and the Colorado Open Space Alliance, visit www.coloradoopenspace.org.