Who are we talking about? In a business an employer or a colleague might know that an employee is fundraising for a specific community cause - nothing to do with the work they do for the business but it recognises the person for "going above and beyond". A registered volunteer at any of the regular community groups and organsiations might do just that bit more. In a school a parent or friend of that school is making a difference. The question to ask is "If that person didn't do what they do would anyone miss out and would he or she be missed" .
There are no hard and fast rules but you will know someone worthy of a pat on the back and be able to put it down in your own words. RCNE would REALLY love to hear from you so nominate someone you've noticed doing good in the community.