The United Way of Dane County is recognizing its volunteers for all of their hard work over the past year.
Volunteers of all ages received awards Thursday in Madison.
Organizers say volunteers always help keep things going, especially during hard economic times.
Leslie Ann Howard, President and CEO of the United Way of Dane County says "volunteering never stops. People are willing to step forward and we can really get things done if we have volunteers strategically place and working on the issues in our community."
If you would like to volunteer with the United Way or one of its partners, dial 211 on your phone or click here.