The Volunteer Recognition Program recognizes the contributions Pella Corporation team members make to their communities through their volunteer efforts.

When a volunteer has contributed to one or more non-profit, charitable organizations or governmental and educational institutions during a 12-month period, the Foundation will make a donation to a qualifying organization of the volunteer’s choice.

  • $100 for 25 hours of volunteer time
  • $250 for 50 hours of volunteer time

The program is administered semi-annually in June and December.

Participant Eligibility

The program is available to Pella Corporation team members, retirees, and their spouses who volunteer in non-paying roles. Participants are eligible for two awards annually, one each period, and the dollars are not counted towards their matching gift dollar total.

Application Process

Volunteers are responsible for tracking their own time and completing the Volunteer Recognition Program (VRP) application.

Application Cycle

Applications are due by the end of May and November each year. All hours must be completed within a consecutive 6 to 12-month cycle. Participants are eligible for two awards annually, one each period. Hours submitted do not carry over to the next period. Grants to the recipient organization in recognition of the volunteer are given in June and December.

Recipient Organization Eligibility

Qualifying organizations must follow the same guidelines at the Matching Gift Program. If the selected organization is not on the approved Matching Gift listing, it will be subject to the same review and approval process as the Matching Gift Program. View Approved Organizations.


Grants will be awarded for hours volunteered in a wide variety of community services, including, but not limited to, leading a scout or 4-H group, teaching or helping in a literacy or school program, assisting a volunteer fire department, helping residents of nursing homes or hospitals, building homes through Habitat for Humanity, coaching youth recreation teams, etc. Attendance at regularly scheduled meetings of service organizations does not qualify unless you take part in the program or serve in a leadership role, but working on service projects for the group will qualify. Time used preparing or participating in worship services, missions programs, or other evangelism-related activities will not qualify. If you do volunteer work for a house of worship building project that qualifies for Matching Gifts, the hours will qualify.

All questions regarding interpretation, application, or administration of the provisions of this program will be determined by the Pella Rolscreen Foundation