Nominations for the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards are being accepted by the State Office of Volunteerism through April 13.

These awards recognize the contributions Delaware’s youth volunteers, age 17 and younger, make to their communities in the areas of arts and culture, community service, education, environment, health, human needs, public service and social justice/advocacy.

“Every year, young Delawareans across our state volunteer their time in service of others. These awards are about recognizing their contributions, spotlighting their service and encouraging even more Delawareans to volunteer and make a difference in their communities,” said Gov. John Carney. “Our communities are better places to live, work and play because of volunteers of every age.”

Nominations must be received by April 13 by the State Office of Volunteerism, Attention: Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards, c/o April Willey, Williams State Service Center, 805 River Road, Dover, DE 19901; or emailed to dhss_volunteerdelaware@state.de.us.

The nomination form is available at volunteerdelaware.org. Nominators may also request a nomination form by emailing dhss_volunteerdelaware@state.de.us or calling 857-5006. Prior to submission, submitters may email the nomination form for review and feedback to confirm nomination submission is complete and meets all required guidelines.

Award recipients will be honored May 24 at a ceremony at Polytech Adult Education Conference Center, 823 Walnut Shade Road, Woodside.

Volunteer efforts must have been performed during 2017; though prior volunteer activity can also be highlighted to show long-term commitment. The nominated individuals and group members must be age 17 or younger.

The Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards are sponsored by the Office of the Governor and are coordinated by the State Office of Volunteerism and the Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service.

For more, visit volunteerdelaware.org.