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DHSS Press Release

Molly Magarik, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: Jill.Fredel@delaware.gov

Date: September 27, 2022


NEW CASTLE (Sept. 27, 2022) - Nominations for the 2022 Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards, which honor exemplary service and the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, age 18 or older, and organizations who are making a difference across Delaware communities, are now open.

"Volunteers all across our state are doing incredible things on behalf of individuals, organizations and communities in need," Governor John Carney said. "The Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Awards offer an opportunity to nominate and honor those champions for making a difference in our state."

Nominations will close on Oct. 13, 2022, and awardees will be honored at an evening reception on Dec. 8, 2022. Recipients of the Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Awards must exemplify the following characteristics:

To nominate an individual or organization, visit: volunteer.delaware.gov. Only electronic nominations will be accepted using the online form.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Diane Frebert, Volunteer Services Administrator, at diane.frebert@delaware.gov

The Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards are sponsored by the Office of the Governor, administered by the Division of State Service Centers in the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, and the State Office of Volunteerism, with the support of the Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Service.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.