The purpose of the NSW Volunteer Recognition Program is to enhance the recognition of the contributions of volunteers across NSW, for the difference they make in their communities, the causes and organisations they support.
The NSW Volunteer Recognition Program is a relaunch of a recognition certificate program previously known as the ‘Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program’ which concluded in 2019. The initiative has been refreshed, as an enhanced volunteer recognition initiative under the NSW Volunteering Strategy 2020-2030.
Who it’s for
To be eligible for a certificate the volunteer must work in a voluntary (unpaid) capacity in NSW. All nominations must be submitted electronically by either a volunteer involving organisation, a school or the NSW Duke of Edinburgh Award (managed by the NSW Office of Sport).
There are seven categories for this program:
- Student volunteering contribution (grade 7 to 12)
- Volunteering contribution (5 years)
- Volunteering contribution (10 years)
- Volunteering contribution (15 years)
- Volunteering contribution (20 years)
- Minister’s Lifetime Achievement Certificate (25+ years)
- Minister’s Lifetime Achievement Certificate (40+ years)
How it works
To find out more about the program, please find attached the 2023 NSW Volunteer Recognition Program Guidelines.
Nominations will open on Monday 26 June 2023 and close on Thursday 31 August 2023.