Nominations for the Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards will be accepted by the State Office of Volunteerism until Aug. 19.

Nominations for the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards will be accepted by the State Office of Volunteerism until Aug. 19.

The awards recognize Delaware’s volunteers ages 18 and older. Award recipients will be honored Oct. 19 at a ceremony at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. Dupont Highway.

The awards honor individuals, organizations, community groups and corporate volunteers in the areas of arts and culture, community service, education, environment, health, human needs, public safety and social justice. Three categories were added: economic opportunity, veterans/military families and healthy futures.

The Paul Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a person who has had a longtime commitment to volunteerism. Volunteer efforts must have been performed during 2015.

Nominations can be mailed to: Office of Volunteerism, Attn: Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards, c/o April Willey, Williams State Service Center, 805 River Road, Dover, DE, 19901; or emailed to dhss_volunteerdelaware@state.de.us.

For information or to nominate someone, visit volunteerdelaware.org.