The Moffat Community Volunteers group, part of the Town Hall Trust, is inviting nominations from any member of the community to recognise the positive contributions made by volunteers in the area.
And the Volunteer Award winners will be presented with their awards at an inaugural champagne reception in the Town Hall on June 3.
There are three categories ñ volunteer of the year; young volunteer of the year, for those aged up to 21; and outstanding contribution to volunteering -a lifetime achievement award.
Co-ordinator Jon Haydon, who is organising the awards evening in partnership with Moffat Academy, stresses that anybody can nominateaperson for each category, and awards are open to everybody.
He said: “We welcome nominations from individuals or groups, and awards are open to anybody who is judged to have made life better in the area through voluntary work.
“It may be that they work with one group or many, but they will be making a difference through the quantity and quality of their volunteering.£
Branding the celebration the first of its kind in Moffat, he added: “Some organisations recognise their own volunteers but this is the first event across the whole community ñ open for anyone to nominate and anyone to be nominated.”
Nominations should be submitted by email to jon.haydon_$$$_btinternet.com or by post to the Town Hall Trust at Moffat Town Hall, before the closing date of May 18.
All that is needed is the nominee’s name, a brief description of their contribution and the reasons why they should receive an award.