Since 2015, Mud Bay has been honored to recognize the efforts of animal welfare volunteers in the Pacific Northwest for their lifesaving work on behalf of animals in need. Each year, we invite all of our animal welfare partners to nominate one volunteer who truly embodies the best of volunteers at their organization.
Winners of the Volunteer Award of Excellence receive a $1,000 cash prize, and Mud Bay will also donate $1,000 to their organization.
Since 2020, we have divided nominations into three categories for each state based on their organization’s number of social media followers. We’re inviting everyone to vote for one person per category—the person with the highest number of votes in each category will win the award. We hope this change will give more animal welfare organizations—regardless of their size—a chance to be recognized. It also gives you—the voters—the opportunity to vote for three amazing volunteers in each state, instead of one!
This year’s winners of the Volunteer Award of Excellence are: