Nominations for the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards are being accepted by the State Office of Volunteerism through April 7.

These awards recognize the contributions that Delaware’s youth volunteers, ages 17 and younger, make to their communities. Award recipients will be honored at a May ceremony at Polytech Adult Education Conference Center in Woodside.

The awards honor the volunteer efforts of young Delawareans in the areas of arts and culture, community service, education, environment, health, human needs, public service and social justice/advocacy. Volunteer efforts must have been performed during 2016, although prior volunteer activity can be highlighted to show long-term commitment. To be eligible, individuals must have been enrolled as secondary school students for the 2015-16 academic year and be 17 or younger.

The youth volunteer nomination form is available at volunteerdelaware.org. Nominators may also request a nomination form by emailing april.willey@state.de.us or by calling 255-9893. Prior to submission, the nomination form can be emailed for review and feedback.

Nominations must be delivered by April 7 to the State Office of Volunteerism, Attn: Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards, c/o April Willey, Williams State Service Center, 805 River Road, Dover, DE 19901, or emailed to april.willey@state.de.us.

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.