2016 NSW Volunteer of the Year
8 Dec

NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards on the Radiowaves

2GB's Ben Fordham interviews NSW Volunteer of the Year Winners for 2016 State Ceremony Ben Fordham was live at Norths, the venue for the NSW Volunteer of the Year ... more
7 Dec

VNSWA16 State Ceremony Photo Gallery

On December 2, 2016 volunteers from across NSW came together for the 10th Annual NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards at Norths Leagues Club, located in Cammeray. Jo... more
6 Dec

2016 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year - Ben Matthews

Ben Matthews of Newport, Newport Surf Life Saving Club Ben Matthews is only 23 but he has been an active member of his local Surf Life Saving Club for 19 ... more
5 Dec

NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year - Chris Bond

Chris Bond from Macquarie Band nominated by the Raise Foundation Chris has recruited more than 100 of his Macquarie Bank colleagues to volunteer with Raise ... more
5 Dec

2016 NSW Student Volunteer of the Year - Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson from Albury (aged 14), Amnesty International, Culcairn House and Jindera Nursing Home Volunteering propelled Holly from a shy and cripplin... more
5 Dec

Overall Winner 2016 NSW Volunteer of the Year - Dr David Digges

Dr David Digges of Bellevue Hill National Dental Foundation: Co-Founder After volunteering in East Timor David Digges realised there were also many needy ... more
5 Dec

NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year - Sandra McDonald

Sandra McDonald of Long Point, Beautiful Minds Sandra is passionate about improving conditions within acute mental health units – often forgotten, under ... more
5 Dec

2016 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year - Women in Prison Advocacy Network Volunteer Mentors

Women in Prison Advocacy Network Volunteer Mentors (WIPAN) WIPAN take a grassroots approach to addressing women’s social justice issues by directly engaging ... more
5 Dec

2016 Excellence in Volunteer Management Recipient - Royal Rehab Volunteer Services, Royal Rehab

Royal Rehab Volunteer Services, Royal Rehab The loving nurturing of the volunteers at Royal Rehab by the Volunteer Services Department has ultimately meant a ... more
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
29 Jun

Interview with Mark Rushton - 2015 NSW Volunteer of the Year

How has the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards impacted winner, Mark Rushton? On the cricket field, Mark Rushton stands out for his enthusiasm for his young player... 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
10 May

Want to help promote the 10th Annual NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards?

You can help us spread the word about the awards You can download the items below & print them out for distribution around your local community and to your ... more
18 Feb

2016 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards - Nominations now open!

You can nominate volunteers for the 2016 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards from today! As of February 22, 2016 the nominations are now open for the 2016 NSW ... more