Volunteer a name for a volunteer award

Dear Alaskans,

Alaska is fortunate to have one of the highest rates of volunteerism in the nation. In fact, 34 percent of our residents volunteer a total of 28 million hours annually. That's more than 55 volunteer hours per Alaskan every year.

Wherever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. So for this year's First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards, there are plenty of Alaskans worthy of recognition. I hope you will take a look around you in Kenai and Soldotna, and nominate someone who has demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism and who makes a significant impact in the community or across Alaska.


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Nominations for the First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards are due by March 1, 2012. Details are available at gov.alaska.gov, where you'll also find a link to a nomination form. And thanks to all our volunteers for making a difference across our great state.

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