Nominations are open for the 39th annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, which highlight volunteerism and service by Texas people and organizations.

Nominations can be submitted in 10 categories. To be eligible to win an award, nominees must have volunteered within Texas and primarily served Texans.

The service must have been performed within the last 18 months, except for nominations for the Governor’s Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award. This award recognizes people who have volunteered in Texas for at least 15 years.

Award winners will be honored during an April 2023 ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion, which will be hosted by Cecilia Abbott, the First Lady of Texas. April is also Global Volunteer Month.

“Texans truly are generous by nature, and Greg and I are so inspired by the selfless service shown by so many volunteers all across this great state this past year,” Abbott said on the program’s website. “As our communities continue to grow more resilient each day, we are reminded that the true strength of the Lone Star State is found in our people.”

Nominations are due August 10, and can be submitted online, by mail or by fax.

Editor's note: The story was updated to reflect the updated due date for award nominations.