Spirit of Volunteerism deadline is March 3

Nominations are now being accepted for Hanover’s 2014 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. March 3 is the deadline to submit nominations recognizing outstanding volunteer service throughout our county.

Anyone may nominate inspiring individuals or groups of any age, whether they serve small or large organizations, schools, neighborhoods, government, faith-based community initiatives or civic-led community outreach. Self-nominations are also welcomed.

Awards are granted in the following categories:

Spirit of One (over 18, two recipients will be selected, one serving a school setting);

Spirit of Youth (youth under 18 or attending high school);

Spirit of Dedication (over 60);

Spirit of Team (two or more volunteers working together for common purpose);

Spirit of Family (two or more family members volunteering for common purpose);

Spirit of Inspiration (individual serving specific organization for 20 years or more);

Commitment to Community (recognizes a Hanover business which has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the community).

Award recipients will be selected from each category. All award recipients will receive an engraved plaque and a financial donation of up to $250 made in their honor to the tax-exempt organization designated on the honoree’s nomination form. All recipients will be nominated for the statewide Governor’s Community Service and Volunteerism Awards.

All nominees will be recognized and award recipients will be announced at the Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in the Hanover High School Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The goal of the celebration is to pay tribute to all volunteers within our community, as well as honor award nominees and announce the 2014 award recipients.

The 2014 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards sponsors are: Ashland Wal-Mart Superstore, Battlefield Press, Inc., Covenant Woods, Grace Community Presbyterian Church, Owens and Minor, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and the Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce.

Nomination forms, online submission information and other details are available at www.hanovervolunteers.org or by contacting the Hanover County Department of Community Resources at (804) 365-4300.

Tell us who inspires you through their volunteer service!

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 9:35 am