United Way's Volunteer Center will accept nominations until Thursday for its annual Volunteer of the Year Awards that will be presented April 23 at a banquet.
Each year, local companies committed to community service and nonprofit organizations from across the area join together at this banquet to celebrate volunteerism and to honor local volunteer heroes for their efforts, according to a news release.
One volunteer from the region will be recognized in each of the following categories:
* National Service Volunteers (such as AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, VISTA, RSVP, etc.)
* Youth who volunteer (ages 18 and younger)
The Volunteer Center will also recognize a local business with its corporate volunteer award.
To nominate a volunteer champion, go to http://www.LiveUnitedChattanooga.org/volunteernominations.