Congratulations to our 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award winners!

After a state-wide search over six months, across 20 regional and suburban centres and covering 112,000 nominations, we are very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Congratulations to all the nominees, the finalists and of course those selected to receive an award.

It’s exciting to announce our winners, but we hold these awards to highlight the work of all volunteers and remind all our leaders of the importance of providing support for volunteering and volunteer management throughout the state.

Each year, about one in three Australians volunteer for so many worthwhile causes. It’s estimated that they contribute more than $290 billion worth of voluntary work and support to communities throughout the country.  Thank you to all our volunteers for your incredible contribution.

Corporate Volunteer of the Year (Individual)

Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year

Young Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer Team of the Year

Excellence in Volunteer Management

Adult Volunteer of the Year

Senior Volunteer of the Year

2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Photos of the NSW Volunteer of the Year State Ceremony are kindly supplied by Michael Mannington, Volunteer Photography www.volunteerphotography.org, and are available to view here.  Further photos taken by Susan White of Corporate Digital, corporatedigital.com.au, are available here.

Want to see all the excitement of the day in action? You can download a copy of the video taken at the event.  

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2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards finalists  

Over eight weeks, we’ve travelled more than 10,000kms to 20 towns and regional and suburban centres criss-crossing every part of NSW.

We’ve met thousands of volunteers who give their time to help others and their community. We’ve heard their stories – both good and bad – and celebrated their successes.

We feel proud to have them all here in NSW and honoured to help choose a few special volunteers to represent their regions at the State Ceremony of the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.

READ NOW: See the full list of finalists for the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.

News from the regional ceremonies for the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

Southern Sydney Award Ceremony

New England / Northern Inland Award Ceremony

Mid Western Sydney Award Ceremony

Outer Western Sydney / Blue Mountains Award Ceremony

South Coast / Southern Inland Award Ceremony

Northern Beaches Award Ceremony

Central Sydney Award Ceremony

Sydney City / Eastern Suburbs Award Ceremony

Riverina Award Ceremony

Mid North Coast Award Ceremony

Far West Award Ceremony

Orana Award Ceremony

Central Coast Award Ceremony

Hunter Award Ceremony

Northern Rivers Award Ceremony

Central West Award Ceremony

North Shore Award Ceremony

South Western Sydney/Macarthur Award Ceremony

Illawarra Award Ceremony

Hornsby/North Western Sydney

Corporate and Volunteer Management Ceremony

Please forward all enquiries to award@volunteering.com.au.


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 during the nomination process, please contact the Awards team via award@volunteering.com.au or 02 9261 3600.