Meet 2022 Volunteer Recognition Awards finalists

How can we help? How can we make your life easier? How can we improved our shared community?

That's a question these people, organizations and businesses ask themselves — and, most importantly, find ways to answer.

It's this spirit of volunteerism that defines them and, in our best days as a community, defines us in Brevard County just as much as our space-faring history and beautiful surroundings.

For more than two decades, FLORIDA TODAY has been honoring volunteers – individuals, organizations and businesses – who go above and beyond in their efforts to help Brevard. That’s why, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, FLORIDA TODAY is bringing back the Volunteer Recognition Awards, presented in partnership with the United Way of Brevard and Community Credit Union.

FLORIDA TODAY's Volunteer Recognition Awards
FLORIDA TODAY's Volunteer Recognition Awards

The honors cover four categories:

  • Organization of the Year

  • Volunteer of the Year

  • Business of the Year

  • Citizen of the Year

Three finalists have been chosen from community nominations in each category.  The winner in each category  — selected by the FLORIDA TODAY Editorial Board — will be announced at a private event on Dec. 8 at Eastern Florida State College. The Volunteer of the Year and Citizen of the Year will each receive a nonprofit donation of $1,000 and the Organization of the Year receives $2,000.

Meet the finalists:

Citizen of the Year: FLORIDA TODAY Citizen of the Year finalists share passion for children, helping hungry

Business of the Year: Bobbi's at Parkside, Community Credit Union, L3Harris finalists for Business of the Year

Organization of the Year: Focused on the aging, the hungry and helpless wildlife: Organization of the Year finalists

Volunteer of the Year: Volunteer of the year finalists make a difference in their communities

This article originally appeared on Florida Today: FLORIDA TODAY Volunteer Recognition Awards finalists