Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Date: August 1, 2012
NEW CASTLE (Aug. 1, 2012) - The Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Awards is a chance to recognize Delawareans who contribute so much in service to the state.
If you know an outstanding individual volunteer or volunteer group, the State Office of Volunteerism is accepting nominations through Aug. 20.
The nomination form is available on www.volunteerdelaware.org. To be eligible:
More than 148,000 Delawareans volunteered in 2010, contributing 16.9 million hours of service to nonprofit and community organizations in 2010, according to the Corporation for National & Community Service. Another 41,000 Delawareans volunteered informally helping neighbors or working on community issues.
To find volunteer opportunities or to post the need for volunteer assistance, go to www.volunteerdelaware.org.
Judging for the Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Awards will take place in September and winners will be notified soon after that. The awards ceremony will be Oct. 25 in Dover.
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.