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Medfield Volunteer Awards

Annually since 2008, the Medfield Foundation has recognized the stellar community service efforts of its residents through the Medfield Foundation Volunteer of the Year award. Today, the Foundation has three awards that honor individuals whose extraordinary efforts and activities have made a marked difference to the quality of life in Medfield:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year, and
  • Lifetime Achievement (for a volunteer who has dedicated many years to a town cause)

Praise and Media Coverage for the Volunteer Awards

  • "A great and successful event. The Medfield Foundation is a wonderful community resource that supports and recognizes Medfield's assets" - Aditi Thatte
  • "I wanted to thank you for a wonderful event last night. We were so impressed with the all the volunteers. It was uplifting to see what an amazing group of people we have in Medfield. Makes me proud to live here!" - Kathy Simon
  • "I wish more people knew about the ceremony It's quite a special event for everyone who attends We all leave there feeling happier and very proud of our town for cultivating such terrific, kind people and volunteers." - Patti Garofalo
  • "Thanks for this wonderful celebration of the folks who make Medfield the great community that it is." - Martha Sherman
  • "[The Medfield Foundation volunteer of the year is a] really remarkable effort at its initiation and through its growth in value to the community. Admirable!" - John Harney
  • "We really enjoyed the afternoon. We were very touched by ALL the volunteer nominees and winner stories. Very inspiring and humbling. I had a few tears rolling down my cheeks listening to the stories and felt very proud to live in Medfield!" - Ingrid Nevins
  • "I know you have put so much time into making this such a great event and it shows!" - Kim Price
  • Photos of Medfield Foundation, Inc. Volunteer Awards Event from Medfield Patch
  • Photos from Medfield Hometown Weekly


MFI 2014 volunteer award nominees and recipients

The Medfield Foundation, Inc. (MFi) annually recognizes by name as its "Volunteers of the Year," those individual volunteers whose extraordinary efforts and activities have made a special marked difference in the quality of life in Medfield. The volunteer recognition reception will be held at The Center at Medfield from 3:00 - 5:00 PM on March 23, 2014, and is sponsored by the generosity of the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation.

The Volunteers of the Year were suggested by nominations submitted by the public, and the choices are based solely on the information submitted. Past volunteers who were recognized are listed and described below. At the reception, the MFi will honor all the volunteers, including the Volunteer of the Year, the Youth Volunteer of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

2014 Volunteer Award Nominees

The Medfield Foundation is pleased to announce that this year those Medfield people nominated by their fellow residents for special recognition for his or her extraordinary volunteer efforts are:

Youth Volunteer of the Year:

  • Andrea Nevins for initiating the Miss Amazing Massachusetts event
  • Siddharth Arun for starting and running the Chess Club at the Library
  • Dina Roche for running food drives to benefit the Medfield Food Cupboard
  • Wesley, Corey and Aaron Dron for being great and caring neighbors to a couple needing assistance

Volunteer of the Year:

  • John Thompson for his work with the Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee
  • Sonja Johanson for her work with the Victory Garden at the Wheelock School
  • Kim Price for her work with the Medfield Coalition for Public Education

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Andy Thompson for his work with Little League, Soccer, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Boy Scouts, Medfield Park & Recreation Commission and More

View a video of the 2014 event from Medfield.TV

2014 Volunteer Award Recipients

John Thompson Andrea Nevins Andy Thompson

John Thompson

Andrea Nevins

Andy Thompson

Volunteer of the Year Award

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

Lifetime Achievement Award


Past Medfield Foundation award recipients

Please follow the links below to find out more about past nominees and recipients of the Medfield Foundation Volunteer of the Year award.

2013 Volunteer Award Recipients

View a video of the event from Medfield.TV

2012 Volunteer Award Recipients

View a video of the event from Medfield.TV

2011 Volunteers of the Year

View a video of the event from Medfield.TV

2010 Volunteers of the Year

View a video of the event from Medfield.TV

2009 Volunteers of the Year

2008 Volunteer of the Year

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