Today last day to nominate for Lloyd Ritter Community Service Award

The Volunteer Center of Burlington County is seeking nominees for the award that acknowledges oustanding community service and volunteerism

The Volunteer Center of Burlington County has announced it is once again seeking nominees for its Lloyd Ritter Community Service Award. The public is encouraged to submit the names of individuals who deserve to be honored because of their outstanding records of community service and volunteerism.

Volunteer Center President Kimberly Mattson said this is the only the second time that the public has been actively asked to participate in the nomination process. Once again, the Center is prepared to honor as many as three deserving individuals at its annual awards dinner in the spring of 2017.

“Public participation in the nomination process resulted in a wonderful success story last year,” Mattson said. “We honored a high school guidance counselor who taught students the value of community service by doing, a banker whose support of active military personnel raised the high bar for patriotism, and an insurance risk manager whose record of community service including activities at the local and state level.”

Mattson said the center is once again asking for the public’s help in identifying those volunteers whose deeds deserve recognition, including the many unsung, low profile community activists who fall into such a category.

“That said, we are asking county residents to bring to our attention their neighbors, coworkers, and acquaintances they deem worthy of the Community Service Award, and take the time to provide us with some background information,” Mattson said.

The nomination form can be easily accessed at the Volunteer Center’s website at The form can be filled out and submitted electronically, or printed out and mail to the Volunteer Center at Burlington County College, Parker Center 122, County Route 530, Pemberton, NJ 08068.

Those seeking additional information can call (856) 894–9311, Ext. 1492 or via email —

The deadline for nominations is Nov. 30, 2016.

Last year’s honorees included Edward J. O’Malley of Evesham, Donna Aromando of Lumberton, and David Silver of Evesham.

Now approaching its 21st year, the Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities by connecting volunteers of all ages with community organizations and projects that need their services.