IEEE PES Outstanding Volunteer Award

Description: The IEEE PES Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award (OCVA) program allows each PES Chapter the opportunity to recognize a volunteer’s contribution to the local chapter. This award was initiated by Chapter Leadership and approved in 2015 by the PES Executive Board. 

Eligibility: The recipient must be both an IEEE and PES member 

Frequency/Schedule: One Award per chapter per year. Chapter sets their own schedule/calendar. 

Administration: Each Chapter is free to establish their own criteria for the selection criteria.  The Chapter must establish a formal committee/team to administer and establish the guidelines for the award, and communicate the criteria and program to the chapter membership.  

The following areas are examples for consideration for the recipient: 

  • Members who played significant roles during a conference where chapter was involved

  • Organizers or significant contributors to Chapter affinity groups (Young Professionals, Women in Power, etc.)

  • Members who contributed significantly to chapter events or operations

  • Chapter ADCOM/EXCOM Committee Chairs or members

  • Chapter webmaster, social media coordinator, etc.


Chapters that participate in this program should consider: 
 

  • Publicizing a request for nominations for the Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award. Each chapter member should be made aware of the award process.

  • Designate a committee of at least three individuals to review the nominations for the Outstanding Volunteer and to make a selection. Chapter Awards Committee chair should be a member of this selection committee.

  • Design a nomination form as deemed appropriate by the local selection committee. A "free form" nomination procedure is acceptable.

This award should be given high visibility and status in the Chapter. The award presentation should be made during a chapter meeting or other public event, and communicated more broadly via web page, social media, newsletters, etc. 

Award and Application Process: PES will provide, at no cost to the Chapter, a plaque to present to the recipient. The plaque request must be made six weeks prior to the presentation by using the OCVA Request Form which is submitted to pes.chapters.awards@ieee.org. The request form and an example of a plaque are avilable here or on the Chapter Awards web page. 


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