Hands On Heroes Information & Rules

Through the Hands On Heroes awards, Hands On Thomas County wishes to acknowledge those special members of our community who donate their time and energy to support non-profit agencies in Thomas County. Hands On Heroes make our community a better place for everyone!

Each year, HOTC will recognize three Hands On Heroes, one each in the following categories:

  • Student – individuals in grades 6-12, residing or attending school in Thomas County
  • Individual – individuals 18+, residing or working in Thomas County
  • Group – businesses, governmental agencies, civic clubs or other organizations in Thomas County

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Nominations may be made by submitting an online application form by a representative of a local non-profit agency, governmental agency, school, club, or organization; or by a recognized community member. Family members may not nominate other family members.
  • Applications must be submitted online prior to March 17 to be considered for the current year.
  • Volunteer work considered for nomination may not be mandated by court or school; or must be above and beyond the minimum hours required by school mandate.
  • All volunteer work must occur in Thomas County or benefit Thomas County agencies.
  • Nominees cannot have won in a specified category in the last 5 years.
  • One winner in each category will receive an award and/or prizes during Volunteer Week in April; student winner will receive a $500 scholarship through the Bobbie Flowers Quiet Leader Scholarship Fund.
  • Up to 3 Honorable Mentions will be recognized in the Individual and Group categories during Volunteer Week; up to 12 Students will be recognized. All other nominees will  receive a letter of appreciation.
  • All nominees will be invited to attend the Cheers For Volunteers Awards & Reception held during Volunteer Week.
  • Selection of winners and those recognized, as well as special categories deemed appropriate any given year, is totally at the discretion of, and will be decided by, a committee appointed by Hands On Thomas County. All decisions of the committee are final.