Arkansas Community Service Awards

About the Awards

For 37 years the Arkansas Community Service Awards have recognized individuals and businesses for their dedication and commitment to supporting volunteerism throughout Arkansas. The awards are sponsored by the Department of Human Services-Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support(DCSNS),  KARK Channel 4, The Governor’s Office,  and Duncan Law Firm 

Congratulations to the 2014 Arkansas Community Service Awards individual honorees Mary Lynn; Ed Merck; Dr. Mike Reynolds; Crystal Strom; Jenny Johnston; Lucy Bawell; Youth Humanitarian Saxon Smith; AmeriCorps Anna Bradshaw; Small Corporate Humanitarian HP Enterprise Services; Large Corporate Humanitarian Northrop Grumman; and Distinguished Citizen J. Thomas May. Click the photos beloew to see more on the 2014 finalist!

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For additional information about the awards, contact  501-320-7540.

2016 Nomination Guidelines and Forms

Nominate someone for the 2016 Arkansas Community Service Awards!  Do you know an individual, a business or an outstanding youth who you feel exemplifies the volunteer spirit in Arkansas?

We are now accepting nominations year-round and each month a finalist will be chosen.  Get your nominations in early to give your nominee more chances to be a monthly winner!  The Winners will be eligible to be recipients for the 2016 awards. 

Award categories include:

  • Individual Candidate Award: age 21 and up
  • Youth Humanitarian: 21 and under (must not turn 21 before July 2016)
  • National Service Humanitarian​
  • Corporate Humanitarian: Small Corporate 50 or less employees & Large Corporate 51 or more employees
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Download the guidelines and forms below. Both nomination instructions and form must be completed.
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Arkansas Community Service Awards | Adult/Youth Nomination Instructions PDF
Arkansas Community Service Awards | Adult/Youth Nomination Form PDF
Arkansas Community Service Awards | Corporate Humanitarian Nomination Instructions PDF
Arkansas Community Service Awards | Corporate Humanitarian Nomination Form​​
Arkansas Community Service Awards | National Service Nomination Form​​ PDF​
Arkansas Community Service Awards | National Service Nomination Instructions​​


Past Arkansas Community Service Award Winners

We're honored to list the past winners of the Arkansas Community Service Awards below.

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ACSA Individual Award Winners listed by City
ACSA Youth Award Winners
ACSA Corporate Award Winners
ACSA Distinguished​ Citizen Award Winners​

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