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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: February 18, 2013


NEW CASTLE (Feb. 18, 2013) - To encourage additional nominations, the deadline to nominate young people for the Governor's Outstanding Youth Volunteer Service Awards has been extended until Feb. 28. These awards recognize the important contributions that Delaware's youth volunteers make to their communities through volunteerism. Award recipients will be honored at a special ceremony April 25 at Dover Downs Hotel.

The awards honor individuals, school organizations and community groups in the areas of arts and culture; education; community service; environment; health; human needs; and social justice. Nominees, 18 and younger, who were enrolled in an elementary, middle, high school or home school at the time of their service, are eligible. Volunteer efforts must have been performed during 2012.

To request a nominating form, contact Carrie Hart at (302) 857-5006, carrie.hart@state.de.us or find the form online at www.volunteerdelaware.org.

Nomination packets must be delivered by Thursday, Feb. 28, to the Office of Volunteerism, Attn: Governor's Youth Volunteer Service Awards, 805 River Road, Dover, DE 19901, or emailed to carrie.hart@state.de.us . The Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Awards are sponsored by the Office of the Governor and coordinated by the State Office of Volunteerism and the Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Service.

To find volunteer opportunities or to post the need for volunteer assistance, go to www.volunteerdelaware.org.

For more information about the awards, go to www.volunteerdelaware.org. , or contact Carrie Hart, Volunteer Service Administrator, at (302) 857-5006.

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.