The GAEYC Volunteer of the Year award is given to an individual who provides outstanding service to children without paid compensation.

Award criteria

Recipients of the GAEYC Volunteer of the Year award must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates outstanding service to children without compensation
  • Nominated by an agency, child care center, family child care home, or early childhood organization

Recipients of the GAEYC Volunteer of the Year award

  • 2015: John Bell
  • 2012: Katy McDougal
  • 2011: Gloria Shorter
  • 2009: Claire Griffith
  • 2008: Bettie Negley
  • 2007: Bob Wisener
  • 2005: Jackie Woodard
  • 2004: Nicki Carter
  • 2002: Curtis Brantley
  • 2001: Judy Bodner
  • 1999: Wayne Cobb
  • 1999: Peggy Schmits
  • 1998: Maralyn Tipping