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Worcester County Seeking Nominations for Volunteer Spirit Awards

To honor volunteers whose contributions help improve the quality of life locally, Worcester County residents are invited to nominate individuals, organizations, and businesses for the Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County awards. The nomination period is open now through Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

“Since we were unable to host the volunteer spirit awards program last year, Worcester County will be recognizing volunteer contributions that took place between March 2020 and June 2021,” Human Resources Specialist Kelly Brinkley said. “This year we have also added a special category, pandemic response champion, to honor those who have made extraordinary contributions that have aided in the local response to the COVID-19 crisis.”

Volunteer Spirit nominations will be accepted for each of the following nine categories, with one winner to be chosen from each: paramedic response champion, emerging leader, faith-based, lifetime achievement, veteran, local business, group/team, individual, and nonprofit volunteer program.

Nominees should reside in and represent the volunteer spirit of Worcester County. Nomination forms may be filled out and submitted online at www.worcestervolunteer.org. Once there, click on “News.” Hard copies will also be available at all five branch libraries, the County Administration Office in the Worcester County Government Center in Snow Hill, or by contacting Brinkley at 410-632-0090 or kbrinkley@co.worcester.md.us.

To highlight the outstanding services of the volunteers, the Worcester County commissioners will host a recognition ceremony for nominees selected as award winners on October 21. The Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County takes place in cooperation with the annual Governor’s Service Awards program.