​​​​Soroptimist of Cape May County Violet Richardson Award

Volunteer - It’s What You Do That Counts!

Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 18 who volunteers in your community or school?  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.  This award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts.  Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are of particular interest. 

Soroptimist is an organization of women whose members volunteer in Cape May County, 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.  That is one reason why we sponsor this award and give
$800 to the young woman selected for the award and $200 is donated toward the organization where she volunteers.

 If you think you would make a good Violet Richardson Award candidate, please complete this application and tell us about your volunteer action.   Good luck!  And, even if you don’t win a Violet Richardson Award, we applaud your efforts to make your community and the world a better place

Deadline:  February 13, 2023 - Completed applications and any supporting materials must be received by this date.

Soroptimists, and their immediate families are ineligible, as are previous Violet Richardson award winners.  

Determine if you are eligible - Eligible applicants are young women who:

  • Are currently between the ages of 14 and 18
  • Have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it
  • Have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as a volunteer


All applicants are required to write an essay, up to 750 words.  Tell us where you volunteer and why.  Describe the goals of the organization and its impact on the problems it addresses.  What is your role in the organization?  What have you accomplished as a volunteer?

Upload your essay file after filling out your contact information on the form below.


I certify that all information provided in this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.  I will notify SICMC if there are any changes.

I understand this award is taxable in the United States

I understand that my application and supporting materials become the property of Soroptimist International of Cape May County (SICMC) upon submission and that SICMC shall have sole discretion in using these materials for the purpose of publicizing the Violet Richardson Award program.

By submitting your application and essay, you agree to adhere to the above requirements.



Questions or Need More Info?

Contact: Ann Begany

Cape May, NJ. 

(845) 800-9977


of Cape May County