The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards is an annual program established in 2007 by The Centre for Volunteering to recognise the outstanding efforts of volunteers in NSW, and to promote the importance of volunteering to the community.  In 2019 the Awards program will recognise more than 120,000 volunteers across NSW in front of guests, media, family and friends.    

The Awards are a celebration of the great Australian tradition of quietly lending a hand without asking for anything in return. They provide a unique platform for our volunteers to share their remarkable stories and for the state to formally recognise their efforts. By doing so, we send a powerful message about the value of volunteering and the contribution of our 2.1 million volunteers to help build strong, healthy and well-connected communities.

Congratulations to all 2019 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards nominees!

You can read about out Awards finalists across all our ceremonies on this page as they occur.  Even better, go to our FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn pages and say thanks and share your thoughts for their outstanding service.

Corporate and Volunteer Management Award Ceremony

New England/Northern Inland Award Ceremony

Southern Sydney Award Ceremony

Mid North Coast Award Ceremony

Mid North Coast Team Award

Outer Western Sydney / Blue Mountains Award Ceremony

South Coast / Southern Inland Award Ceremony

Northern Beaches Award Ceremony

Central Sydney Award Ceremony

Riverina Award Ceremony

Hornsby / North Western Sydney Award Ceremony

Illawarra Award Ceremony

Mid Western Sydney Award Ceremony

Central Coast Award Ceremony

Hunter Award Ceremony

Sydney City/Eastern Suburbs Award Ceremony

South Western Sydney/Macarthur Award Ceremony

Far West Award Ceremony

North Shore Award Ceremony

Central West Award Ceremony

Orana Award Ceremony

Northern Rivers Award Ceremony


Our supporters

The Centre for Volunteering would like to thank the generosity of the following organisations for their ongoing support of the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards:

NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards Principal Partners


NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards Supporters

If you have any questions please contact the Awards team via or 02 9261 3600.