Media Releases
2 Dec

Dentist offering the gift of a smile wins NSW Volunteer of the Year

The co-founder of the National Dental Foundation, Dr David Digges, is the 2016 Volunteer of the Year recognised for establishing a national network of dental ... more
2 Dec

Volunteering helps teen beat anxiety

Volunteering helps teen beat anxiety For the first two years of high school 14 year-old Holly Johnson was so crippled by anxiety she could barely bring herself ... more
7 Nov

2016 Excellence in Volunteer Management Award State Finalists Announced!

The finalists for Excellence in Volunteer Management have been narrowed to three. They are: Royal Rehab Volunteer Services UTS Shopfront, The University of ... more
7 Nov

2016 NSW Corporate Volunteer State Finalists Announced

Three corporations have teams in the running for the state finals of the 2016 Corporate Volunteer Team of the year. They are: Salesforce Team Club Rivers ... more
13 Oct

Central West Volunteers Supporting New Australian Lives, All Sporting Lives And Every Step in Life

Volunteers from Forbes, Orange and Millthorpe were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Bathurst ... more
12 Oct

Orana Volunteers Moving People and Changing Lives

Volunteers from Lightning Ridge and Dubbo were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Dubbo today. The ... more
11 Oct

Broken Hill Volunteers Winners are Healthy, Arty and Committed

Volunteers from the Far West were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Broken Hill today. The top ... more
5 Oct

Central Coast Volunteers Nourish Life Itself

Volunteers from Lake Munmorah, Mardi, Gosford, Ettalong Beach, Watanobbi, Wyong and Wyong Beach were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th ... more
4 Oct

Hunter Volunteers Touch Lives in Many Places – In The Pool, The Garden, on the Sports Field and in Classrooms

Volunteers from Newcastle, Bar Beach, Broadmeadow, Cardiff South,  Belmont and Wallsend were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual ... more
29 Sep

Sustaining Beautiful Minds and Hearts – Volunteers in the South West Venture into Challenging Terrain

Volunteers from Glen Alpine, Long Point, Wattle Grove and Mount Annan were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year ... more
28 Sep

Illawarra Volunteers will help on the Beaches, in the Bush and in their Hospital Beds

Volunteers from Lake Tabourie, Towradgi, Thirroul, Port Kembla, Warrawong, Kiama and Jamberoo were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th ... more
22 Sep

Volunteers Acting Local and Thinking Global

Volunteers from Braidwood, Bowral, Canberra, Cooma, Batemans Bay and Queanbeyan were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of ... more
21 Sep

Riverina Volunteers Shine with Health Help

Volunteers from Lake Wyangan, Griffith and Wagga Wagga were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Wagga ... more
20 Sep

Murray Volunteers Giving Life Affirming Acts at School, On the Road and In the Bush

Volunteers from Moulamein, Lavington, Gerogery, Thurgoona, Culcairn and Jindera were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of ... more
14 Sep

In the Pool on the Bike of for the Love of Birds – Volunteers in New England are Winners in Community Spirit

Volunteers from Tamworth, Armidale and Moree were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Armidale ... more
13 Sep

A Touch Theatrical, Knitting for Vital Hospital Supplies or Running Relays for Cancer Northern Rivers Volunteers Excel in all Areas

Volunteers from Byron Bay, Lennox Head and Yamba were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in South ... more
12 Sep

Saving Hearts, Caring For Kids and Building Solutions for the Disabled – Coastal Volunteers Take the Prize

Volunteers from the Mid North Coast were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Port Macquarie today. ... more
9 Sep

On Bikes, In Schools, With The Disabled - Volunteers Are Engineering Solutions For All

. Volunteers from Asquith, Glenhaven, Hornsby Heights, Carlingford, Rouse Hill and The Ponds were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th ... more
8 Sep

Dentists, Teachers And Students Volunteering for Safer and Stronger Communities

Volunteers from Bellevue Hill, Sydney City, Broadway, Kensington, Dover Heights, Rosebery and the University of NSW were recognised for their outstanding contri... more
5 Sep

Mums Helping Mums, School Girls Helping Street Girls: Volunteers In The Mix Of Life

Volunteers from Riverview, Turramurra, Lindfield, Newport, North Sydney and Pymble were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer ... more
1 Sep

Let’s Talk About It – Volunteering Communicates Happiness

Volunteers from Glenbrook, Abbotsbury, Bidwill, Kurrajong and Blacktown were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the ... more
31 Aug

Volunteers Support Migrants, Music And Mental Health

Volunteers from Lakemba, Drummoyne, Strathfield and Newtown  were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards ... more
30 Aug

From Cake Stalls to Parliament House: Volunteers Soar to New Heights

Volunteers from Granville, Bankstown, Auburn and Baulkham Hills were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year ... more
10 May

2016 Volunteer of the Year Awards launched at start of National Volunteer Week

2016 sees The Centre for Volunteering celebrate 10 years of the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards. Starting in 2007 awarding individual volunteer efforts, the ... more
6 Apr

Barriers need to be removed, Volunteering Australia report shows

New Volunteering Australia data released today confirms that volunteering rates in NSW and across Australia are under pressure and those organisations need to ... more

The Centre's response to IPART Opal fares draft report

What is the background to the IPART Opal Fares Report? IPART has conducted a major review into public transport fares at the request of the NSW Minister for ... more
4 Dec

Cricket coach with a difference wins NSW Volunteer of the Year

Blowfly Cricket Club founder Mark Rushton, of Sydney’s Mt Colah, has been crowned the 2015 NSW Volunteer of the Year for giving autistic children the opportunity ... more

Volunteering helps teen beat the odds

When 17 year-old Tegan Butts from Newcastle joins 150 finalists at the 2015 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards in Sydney on Friday, it will symbolise how far she has ... more

Janette Savage of Orange wins 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Janette Savage of Orange received the State’s top volunteering award when she was named 2015 Central West Volunteer of the Year at a special ceremony at Bathurst ... more

Dubbo’s Sharyn Heydon crowned 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Local volunteers received the State’s top volunteering award for their contribution to the community at the NSW 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award ceremony at ... more

Eleanor blown away by winning 2015 Volunteer of the Year title

Eleanor Blow’s 30 years of volunteering earned her top honours at the Far West 2015 Volunteer of the Year Awards at The Barrier Social Democratic Club today, ... more

Bexley’s Henry Pan crowned Sydney South 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Bexley’s Henry Pan took top honours at the regional 2015 Volunteer of the Year Awards at Tradies Gymea today, putting him in the running for the overall NSW ... more

Barbara Behan crowned Central Coast 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Barbara Behan from Green Point was crowned 2015 Central Coast Volunteer of the Year by The Centre for Volunteering today, at a special ceremony at Shelley Beach ... more

17 year old Callaghan College student named Hunter Volunteer of the Year

Seventeen year-old Tegan Butts of Wickham was named 2015 Hunter Volunteer of the Year by  the state’s peak volunteering body-The Centre for Volunteering–at ... more

Volunteers in South West Sydney win Volunteer of the Year Awards

Campbelltown’s Jossleen Crane won the State’s top volunteering award when she was named the region’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony at the Campbel... more

Nowra Rural Fire Service volunteer wins top honours in volunteering awards

Nowra’s Michael Evans received the State’s top volunteering award when he was named Illawarra 2015 Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony at Wollongong Golf Club ... more

Bidwill volunteer named local Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers from Bidwill, Abbotsbury and Lawson were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the NSW 2015 Volunteer of the Year Awards at Penrith Panthers ... more

Ashfield volunteer named local Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers from Ashfield, Stanmore and Marrickville were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the NSW 2015 Volunteer of the Year Awards at Burwood ... more

Home tutor tops the class – 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers from Harris Park, Winston Hills and Auburn were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the NSW 2015 Volunteer of the Year Awards at Parramatta ... more

2015 Sydney North Region Volunteer of the Year Awards

Overall Winner - 2015 Sydney North Region Angelica Grigorian of Dee Why for her work with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Angelica has been helping a 14-year old girl ... more