Nominees Sought for 2012 Marquette Co. Outstanding Volunteer

The Volunteer Coordinators of Marquette County are now accepting nominations for the 2012 Marquette County Outstanding Volunteer Awards. The awards are given annually during or leading up to National Volunteer Week to individuals and an organization to acknowledge their commitment to serving their communities through volunteerism.

Nominations are sought for the categories of Youth, Adult, Senior, Pet Partners, Organization, and Michael D. Nunnally: NMU Student Volunteer. A Volunteer of the Year will be selected from entries in all categories. All volunteers in Marquette County are eligible. Anyone can nominate a volunteer. Self nominations are welcome.

All volunteers in Marquette County will be honored during a celebration Saturday, April 21, 2-4 p.m. at the Westwood Mall in Marquette. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Nominees are encouraged to attend.

Nomination packets are available at Marquette County Habitat for Humanity, 1027 N. Third St., Marquette, Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center or on the website of the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development at

Nominations must be received by March 19, 2012. Mail to Marquette County Volunteer Awards, C/O Marquette County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 213, Marquette, MI 49855. Or fax to 906-228-2314. For questions or to request a nomination packet to be mailed, contact Jill Rady of Girl Scouts of Northwest Great Lakes at 906-225-8020.

The Volunteer Coordinators of Marquette County provide networking opportunities for those working with volunteers and share resources on volunteerism-related projects. The group invites those who work with volunteers to join its monthly meetings. For more information about the group, contact chairperson Jane Iery at 906-228-3578.