AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet T. Mills and Volunteer Maine, the state service commission, celebrated Monday evening 165 volunteers who have served communities across the state during a year that highlighted the recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among those honored was Karen Cunningham  of Winterport, who logged  2,160 hours of volunteer work.

Charles Frizzle of Brunswick was named 2022 Maine Volunteer of the Year during the 36th annual Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism recognition ceremony, held virtually April 25. Frizzle has spent the last 30 years involved with various organizations around his community, including serving on the board for Independence Association for the last 23 years, serving on the board for Mid Coast-Parkview Health, and sitting on the planning board for 10 years for the town of Brunswick.

Charlie Austin of South Portland, 16, was named Young Maine Volunteer of the Year. Told in 2018 that he would not be able to compete in competitive sports because of a heart condition, he turned to volunteering with Maine Special Olympics for the last four years in different capacities, including assistant coach, statistician and partnering with athletes with intellectual disabilities.

For a list of adult winners around the state, visit Young volunteer winners are not listed for reasons of privacy.