Celebrating Volunteers in Northeast Ohio’s Health and Social Services Community

The MTV: Most Treasured Volunteer Award is one of two awards presented annually by The Center for Community Solutions. 


The 2017 Awards event will be held during the Celebration of Human Services on Friday, October 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown (1100 Carnegie Ave.); winner must be present. This year’s awards luncheon will follow a morning program of sessions on human services topics. More information about the program will be available soon. Registration will open on September 6.

Who may be nominated?
Any health or social services volunteer for work that benefited residents of Northeast Ohio during 2016-2017. People nominated in the past may be nominated again. No posthumous awards will be given. No more than one person may be nominated by an organization in a given year.

May a group of volunteers be nominated?
No. An MTV Award recognizes the efforts of an individual. Group nominations will not be accepted. 

Who may make a nomination?
Anyone may make a nomination. Volunteers may nominate themselves.

What should be included in a nomination?
Complete the nomination form; describe the efforts of the volunteer and why they are particularly "treasured." Judges will look for innovative approaches, unusual challenges overcome, accomplishments, community need for the activity, and impact on the community. If the volunteer has already received significant public attention for his or her activity, he or she is still eligible but highlight a unique or unknown aspect of his or her volunteer experience. Please do not send reports, DVDs, etc.


MTV AWARD NOMINATION FORM .PDF (print, complete, send)

Previous Winners

A nonprofit, non-partisan think tank, The Center for Community Solutions focuses on solutions to health, social and economic issues. CCS helps the people who help people—human service professionals, civic leaders, and public officials. With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, CCS identifies, analyzes, and explains key health, social, and economic data and issues, and proposes non-partisan solutions to improve the lives of Ohioans.