Champion of Service
The Champion of Service Award was established in 2013 by Volunteer Florida to honor individuals and groups for their outstanding efforts in volunteerism and community service. Volunteer Florida joins the governor to present the Champion of Service Award at meetings of the Florida Cabinet. Individuals, families, businesses, universities and nonprofit organizations have all been recipients of the Champion of Service Award.
The following are specific examples of recipients:
- Albert Manero, a University of Central Florida student who creates free bionic hands and arms for children in need
- Maisha Mitchell, Co-Founder of the Tallahassee Food Network
- Rocco Giordano, a 95-year-old mentor and tutor