Spirit of the Vineyard Nominations are now open for the 2018 Spirit of the Vineyard Award. The award is given annually and honors those who have served for one or more nonprofit organizations on the Island, and whose work has made a difference to individuals and to the community as a whole.

The criteria for selection include selflessness, the range and depth of service performed, the length of volunteer service and the effect on the quality of life of the individuals who received help and for the Island community as a whole.

The sponsor of the award is Vineyard Village at Home.

Nominations can be emailed to pollybrown@verizon.net or sent to Spirit of the Vineyard, PO Box 1356, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Nominations will close on Oct. 5.