Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 18 who volunteers in your community or school?

Who sees challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair? If you are a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award.

The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are of particular interest.



Soroptimist is an organization of women whose members volunteer in their communities, often working on the same problems that you do. Although we realize that volunteering is its own reward, we also know it feels good to be recognized for your actions. And that’s why we sponsor this award!


Please click here

to visit the Violet Richardson Award web page,

where you will find the application for this award.

Please use the resources available here on our Founder Region website.
Interested Applicants should apply with these 2 forms:
Violet Richardson Award Application Form
Violet Richardson Award Media Consent Form

Here is information regarding the Violet Richardson Award for clubs in Founder Region:
Violet Richardson Award Club Transmittal Form
Violet Richardson Award Club Instructions
Violet Richardson Award FAQs
Violet Richardson Poster
Violet Richardson Award Certificate

You can encourage the young women volunteers in your communities by recognizing and honoring them for their community service.  They volunteer their time and energy to make our world a better place.  They are our future leaders and our future Soroptimists.  They deserve our support.hehe