Nominations open for Outstanding Volunteers

MARQUETTE – The Volunteer Coordinators of Marquette County are accepting nominations for the 2013 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 following categories: 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 20, 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 and at

Nominations must be received by March 18. Mail to Marquette County Volunteer Awards, C/O Marquette County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 213, Marquette, MI 49855. For questions or to request a nomination packet, contact Jill Rady of Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes at (906) 225-8020.