Who Do You Know That Deserves Arizona’s Most Prestigious Award For Volunteer Service?

The Hon Kachina Council seek nominations year-round for recipients of the Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards – Arizona’s Most Prestigious Celebration of Volunteerism. You can help the Hon Kachina Council honor seven of Arizona’s most deserving volunteers. Thank you!

Since 1977, over 350 nominees have been honored for their dedication to causes that include health care, neighborhood revitalization, youth and senior activities, the arts, education, justice, housing, nutrition or social services. Many have given what they can at great personal sacrifice.

Any individual, high school age or older, is eligible for next year.

Review the awards selection process below and the guidelines for nomination, then use our online nomination form or our nomination form in a printable PDF format. You can either e-mail your submission to [email protected], or print it out and mail it to Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards – 3104 East Camelback Road, #212, Phoenix, AZ 85016. To receive more information or additional nomination forms, call (480) 788-9792.

Awards Selection Process

Every year, nominations for the Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards are received by the Hon Kachina Council from individuals across Arizona. All are carefully screened by a selection committee which then chooses 16-18 finalists who are personally interviewed along with their nominators.

The Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards honorees are selected by a prestigious Board of Governors comprised of prominent business and civic leaders and members of the Hon Kachina Council and program partners.

This year, each honoree will receive a handcrafted hon kachina doll, as well as a cash award.

For more information or to receive a Nomination Form call (480) 788-9792, or e-mail [email protected]

Nomination Form Guidelines

Please read carefully. The Selection Committee will consider adherence to these guidelines and procedures when evaluating nominations.


The Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards recognize those people who have voluntarily contributed time and talent to the betterment of their communities, including but not limited to the areas of health care, social services, youth or senior activities, the arts, education, pets, justice, housing or nutrition.

Nominations will be evaluated with considerable attention given to the beneficiaries of the nominee’s volunteer activities and the impact those activities have had in Arizona. Preference will be given to those nominees whose work has benefited people or organizations with limited resources to help themselves. Activities in support of political candidates or ballot initiatives will not be considered when evaluating nominees.

Only INDIVIDUALS, high school age or older, are eligible for nomination. For students, academic course credit received for providing volunteer community service may be considered in the individual’s nomination.

Nomination Form

Download the PDF form or fill out the online form.

Selection Procedure

The nomination application must be completed in full. Do not enclose the application in a folder or binder.

Any individual or group may nominate one or more people. An individual may nominate a relative, himself or herself.

The nominator’s relationship, if any, to the nominee must be specified (i.e., self, wife, son, supervisor, organization executive director, co-volunteer, etc.).

Members of the Hon Kachina Council and the Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards Board of Governors make selections of semi-finalists and honorees. Their decision is final. All nomination forms and supplementary information become the property of the Hon Kachina Council and cannot be returned.

Electronic submission of nomination applications are preferred. To prevent losing any of your nomination information prior to submitting it on-line, it is recommended you print out your completed application.

For Hard Copy Nomination Applications

You may answer questions on a computer-generated duplicate, photocopied form or additional pages. Be sure to identify your nominee on each additional page.

Answer all questions. Be concise, but thorough. Focus on nominee’s area(s) of greatest impact and innovation in the community. Provide sufficient background information. Selection Committee members may know little, if anything, about your nominee and his or her organization(s).

Attach additional pages as needed. Answers continued on attached pages should include the nominee’s name. Please restate the entire question being answered.

You may provide any supporting information that you think will assist the Selection Committee. Supplemental information should support, not restate, what has already been written. Do not enclose videotapes, scrapbooks or other non-printed materials, as they will not be returned.

All information provided will be verified by Committee members.


The deadline for 2016 nominee applications is Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Hard copy applications must be postmarked on September 30, 2015, and mailed to:

Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards
3104 East Camelback Road, Suite 212
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Applications can be submitted electronically to [email protected] or directly on-line. All nominations must be received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

For questions, please contact Leslie Rold, President, Hon Kachina Council at 480-788-9792.

Thank you for bringing your nominee to the attention of the Hon Kachina Council.