VA Secretary’s Honor Award for I CARE
The Secretary’s Honor Award for I CARE recognizes exemplary employees who have demonstrated sustained performance or a specific act of noteworthy nature relative to the Department’s core values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence (I CARE). Acts potentially warranting recognition include going above and beyond normal practice in their role to care for and serve our Nation’s Veterans, their families, caregivers, survivors, or fellow employees.
The VA Voluntary Service Volunteer In-Home Visitor Program (VIVP) Coordinators received the 2020 Secretary’s ICARE Honor Award (team). Following the onset of Covid-19, the coordinators worked together to develop, implement and promote a new virtual volunteer program, Compassionate Contact Corps, that provided a valuable service towards the well-being for many of the most vulnerable and high risk (i.e. lonely and socially isolated) Veterans and their caregivers. Read more »