The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

March 27, 2013

Deadline April 12 for volunteer award nominations

CHARLESTON — Only a few days remain for West Virginians to nominate an outstanding individual, organization or business in their community for the 2013 Governor’s Service Awards.

West Virginians have until April 12 to submit nominations for this year’s awards, which recognize citizens, organizations and families who display enduring and innovative commitment for the betterment of the state through volunteerism.

These outstanding West Virginians who have gone above and beyond in their communities will be honored at a special banquet at the state volunteerism conference, Faces of Leadership, in Charleston on Aug. 7. This event is coordinated by Volunteer West Virginia, the state’s Commission for National and Community Service.

“We’re looking for extraordinary people and organizations from across the state who have stepped up to meet a need in their community,” Stephanie Yu, executive director of Volunteer West Virginia, said. “These people have identified a need in their community and worked toward a solution in their own time and in an innovative way.”

Any individual, organization, or family in West Virginia actively engaged in voluntary service benefiting the state may be nominated. There are no age restrictions for nominees.

Nomination forms are available on Volunteer West Virginia’s web site,, or by calling (800) WV-HELPS.  Nominations should be postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12.