The United Way Volunteer Center is accepting nominations for the Youth Service Award to be awarded on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Nominations are due on Monday, Feb. 4.

"The awards are given out annually to recognize the volunteer efforts of the young people in Utah County," said director Lorri Hirst. "Youth voluntarism is definitely on the increase in the state, and we want to encourage this trend."Any young person or group of young people age 17 or under who excel in the field of community service may be nominated for the award. Nomination forms are available at the Volunteer Center, 60 E. 100 South.

Nominations may come from non-profit and government agencies, schools, teachers, neighbors or family. For more information contact the Volunteer Center at 374-8108.