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Nominate now for 2018 volunteer award

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley announced it is now receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.

The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is one way of recognizing and thanking volunteers for all their great efforts. This is a great opportunity for local nonprofits or businesses to recommend those individuals, teams and organizations who they feel have made a difference in our community. The award recipients embody the spirit of volunteering in their community and serve as role models for others.

Last year, we saw the highest number of nominations ever. The center hopes this year it will receive even more nominations, including newcomers, in recognition of their community service. It is an honor and a pleasure to celebrate all the volunteers in our community.

Nominations can be submitted through the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s website, Nominations need to be submitted by Sept. 14.

Barry Dobil Sr., from Josh Early Candies, is our honorary chair for the event. Dobil and his organization have been actively engaged in our community through the many projects, programs and organizations they support.

Events like the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards could not be done without the generous support of community sponsors. Thank you to Air Products, Crayola, Highmark Blue Shield, Josh Early Candies and Klunk & Millan Advertising. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event.

Be sure to join the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley at DeSales University 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 30 to celebrate the recipients of the 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. All nominees will be recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, recognizing their contributions to our community based on their service hours and commitment.

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is committed to educating, motivating and coordinating programs and services in promotion of engaging volunteers in our community. Our mission is to be the premier resource to connect, empower and transform an inclusive and engaged diverse culture within the Greater Lehigh Valley by partnering with people, businesses and nonprofits through volunteer coordination, leadership development and recognition.

For additional information, visit, email or call 610-807-0336.