September Declared as AR Volunteer Month

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Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed September as Arkansas Volunteer Month.

The purpose is to honor organizations and individuals in the state who make a difference by volunteering. To help celebrate, the Department of Human Services Division of Community Service or Nonprofit Support is encouraging folks to share a picture of their volunteer work on Twitter using #ARmakeadifference.

The department is also accepting nominations for the 2016 Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year awards through Thursday, September 15. A committee of citizens who represent a cross-section of the state population will select 12 communities to be honored at the Arkansas Municipal League Winter Conference in Little Rock in January 2017. Winners will receive two signs donated by the Arkansas Highway Commission designating the city as a Volunteer Community of the Year.

Click HERE for the online nomination form or HERE for the printed form. Last year, volunteers in Arkansas served a total of 123,396,424 hours.

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