Nominations for the J.C. Penney Gold Rule Award Program will be accepted until Dec. 30, Rita Inoway, director of the Volunteer Center, said.

Each of five winning volunteers will be given $1,000, a Freedom Flame plaque and a chance to win a $5,000 national award from the J.C. Penney Company.Applications are available at any Penney's catalog store. For more information, call 486-2136.