Nominations sought for 2014 U.P. Service Awards

In recognition of the tremendous contributions of volunteers across the Upper Peninsula, the U.P. Volunteer Network announces the launch of the sixth annual U.P. Service Awards. Nominations will be accepted through June 1.

“If you work with, know of, or have benefited from an outstanding volunteer, please take the time to nominate them for this recognition,” said Linda Remsburg, Associate at the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development and partner in the U.P. Volunteer Network. “We want to honor these indispensable community servants and tell their stories so that others are inspired to serve.”

Categories for the awards include Youth, Adult, Senior, Business Community Leader and Volunteer Program. Award recipients will be announced in July and honored at a luncheon during the U.P. Nonprofit Conference at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, October 9.

Nomination forms are available online at or at the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, 712 Chippewa Square, Suite 200, Marquette.

For more information, call 906-228-8919 or email

The Upper Peninsula Volunteer Network’s mission is to build the capacity of U.P. organizations to connect with and manage volunteers. In addition to promoting volunteerism and recognizing volunteers, the network provides volunteer management training to nonprofits and is the administrator of, an online volunteer recruitment and management tool which the network provides at no cost to nonprofits in the U.P.

In addition to Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, network partners include U.P. 2-1-1, United Way of the Eastern U.P. Volunteer Center, Volunteer Center and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency, RSVP of Delta, Menominee, Schoolcraft and Marinette Counties, and RSVP of Marquette County.

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