Vineyard Village at Home has announced that nominations for the Spirit of The Vineyard Award are open now through April 14. This annual award honors people who have volunteered for one or more local nonprofits and whose work has made a difference to individuals and to the community.

The criteria for selection include selflessness, the range and depth of service performed, length of volunteer service and the impact of their work on the Island.

Past recipients have included Jack Ware, Estelle Surprenant, Ron Rappaport, the Possible Dreams Auction Committees Past and Present, Nellie Mendenhall, Kerry Alley, Dorothy Bangs, Judy Williamson, the MV Harley Riders, Denys and Marilyn Wortman. Edo Potter, Greg Orcutt, John Early, Patricia Bergeron, Brian Athearn and Paddy Moore.

Nominations can be emailed to or sent to Spirit of the Vineyard, c/o Susie Wallo, P.O. Box 488, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.