The deadline for nominations for the Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards is Aug. 19.

The deadline for nominations for the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards is Aug. 19.

The awards recognize the contributions that Delaware’s volunteers ages 18 and older make to their communities. Award recipients will be honored Oct. 19 at a ceremony at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. Dupont Highway.

Individuals, organizations, community groups and corporate volunteerism can be nominated in the areas of: arts and culture, community service, education, environment, health, human needs, public safety and social justice. Three new categories are economic opportunity, veterans/military families and healthy futures.

The Paul Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a person who has shown a longtime commitment to volunteerism.

To nominate someone, call 857-5006 or visit volunteerdelaware.org.

Mail nominations to: Office of Volunteerism, Attn: Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards, c/o April Willey, Williams State Service Center, 805 River Road, Dover, DE, 19901; or email to dhss_volunteerdelaware@state.de.us.