The Volunteer Excellence Award honors an NCRA member for significant volunteer contributions to NCRA and, through their efforts, have encouraged other members to volunteer.


Candidates must be an active NCRA member with the ODS credential. Candidates must have volunteered in one or more of the following ways:

  • Serving on the NCRA board of directors, committees, task forces, the council on certification, and/or as a formal liaison to a related professional organization or standard setter.
  • NCRA Mentoring Program and/or volunteering time to assist prospective ODSs or to help a ODS attain their professional goals.