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Nominations Sought for 2008 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

January 8th, 2008

AUGUSTA -- For the past twenty-one years, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards have celebrated and recognized the exemplary work of Maine’s most dedicated citizens. This award program, administered jointly by the Maine Commission for Community Service and the Governor’s Office, recognizes and honors the valuable contributions of Maine’s extraordinary volunteers while inspiring others to follow their example.

Citizens, nonprofits, government volunteer programs, educational institutions, and businesses are invited to submit nominees for the 2008 awards.

Recognition is given to a youth and adult volunteer of the year, a small business and a corporate volunteer program, a public sector and a national service volunteer of the year, as well as an outstanding volunteer administrator and volunteer program.

Recipients of the awards are selected by a panel of community volunteer leaders and the presentations will be made in the Hall of Flags at the State House during National Volunteer Week (April 27 – May 3).

Information about eligibility, nomination forms, and guidelines on preparing nomination forms for all categories are available at www.volunteermaine.org/gsa/.

In a special Roll of Honor category, community volunteer programs can submit the names of any volunteer who has served 500 or more hours during calendar 2007. Every nominee is recognized with a certificate and invited to a Capitol celebration during National Volunteer Week. The Roll of Honor submission form along with guidelines can be found at www.volunteermaine.org/gsa/.

Completed nominations must be received by February 29, 2008 at the Maine Commission for Community Service, 38 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333.

For more information, contact the Commission at service.commission@maine.gov or 207-287-5649.