NEW CASTLE — Gov. John Carney will present the 2023 Governor’s Youth Volunteer Awards to 11 individuals, four groups and five emerging leaders during a ceremony June 21.
The awards acknowledge the significant impact young volunteers make in their communities, inspiring others to join in making a positive difference.
“Giving your time, talent and energy in service to others and community is one of the most selfless things a person can do,” Gov. Carney said. “To see the number of young people we are honoring this year and the range of their volunteer activities makes me proud for the future of our state. These young people are helping to change the lives of people in need and inspiring others to follow their lead.”
The governor will be joined by approximately 175 people at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover to honor the young volunteers.
The awards ceremony begins with a reception at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the official ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are set at $30 each.
The Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards, administered by the State Office of Volunteerism, honors the contributions of individuals and groups that have made a positive impact in their communities or across the state through service and volunteering.
The awards are sponsored by the Office of the Governor; the Department of Health and Social Services; the Division of State Service Centers; State Office of Volunteerism; and the Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service.
“It's an honor to recognize the inspiring dedication and compassion of young volunteers in Delaware," said Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Molly Magarik. “The Governor's Youth Volunteer Service Awards allow us to acknowledge and celebrate these remarkable individuals who embody the true spirit of service.”
For more information about the awards or volunteer opportunities, visit volunteer.delaware.gov, or contact Diane Frebert, volunteer services administrator via email firstname.lastname@example.org.