Nominations open for Volunteer Community awards

Nominations for the 2014 Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year awards are being accepted until Sept. 30. Last year, Redfield was among the winning communities.

The Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support began accepting nominations July 1. Each year, the division partners with the governor’s office and the Arkansas Municipal League to sponsor the awards.

Twelve Arkansas communities will receive recognition for their volunteer efforts. A committee of citizens who represent a cross-section of the state population will select winners. The awards will be presented at the Arkansas Municipal League Winter Conference.

Recipients of the 2013 awards were: Murfreesboro, Norfork, Redfield, Clarendon, Clarkridge, Vilonia, Heber Springs, Van Buren, Blytheville, Bentonville, Fayetteville, and Fort Smith. Volunteers in these communities donated thousands of hours toward supporting on-going activities and needs of their fellow citizens.

For a nomination form or more information, visit the DCSNS (Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support) website: Volunteer Community of the Year awards, or contact DCSNS staffer Christina Smith at 501-320-6039, or by mail at P.O. Box 1437, Slot S-230, Little Rock, AR, 72203.