Celebrating a Community Service Champion

The Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Women’s Day Community Service Award was developed to honor women who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents, and dedication to women from all walks of life. The honorees selected should serve as a role model of compassion, and service in  striving to inspire and educate others.


Any woman or youth who has made an impact on the lives and well-being of others is encouraged to apply or can be nominated by any female member of VABC.

Criteria and Nomination Guidelines

The individual being nominated for this award should have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to providing service in the following areas:

Leadership: An individual who makes significant contributions to building a sense of unity and
purpose in her community.

Social Responsibility: An individual who assists others in improving their communities through volunteer programs, social groups, outreach centers, after school groups or sports programs.

Mentorship: An individual who demonstrates positive values and behaviors that influence others or stimulates others to affect positive changes through personal development or self improvement.

Deadline for Submission: Saturday, May 4th

Judging Criteria

The degree to which their services/actions have made a lasting or meaningful contribution or impact in their  community and/or surrounding area.

● The length and degree of their service(s)
● The extent to which their service or action might be considered above and beyond the call of duty.

One award will be presented in each of the following categories:

(1) VABC Recipient – (2)  VABC Youth Recipient – (3) Community Recipient


This award will be presented at the 2024 Women’s Day Celebration on May 19, 2024, at the 10:00am service at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, in Washington, D.C.

Deadline for Submission: Saturday, May 4th

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Philippians 2:3