The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards have grown to become one of the largest celebrations of volunteering across the country.

The Awards are now in their 15th year and celebrate the efforts of our state’s volunteers across seven different award categories. More than 3,000 special guests, families and friends attend ceremonies at 25 locations across regional and suburban centres to celebrate the regional winners of the volunteer awards.

Finalists are invited to the Gala State Ceremony in Sydney to announce the final winners and overall NSW Volunteer of the Year.

More than 118,000 people from over 500 organisations were recognised with awards and certificates at last year’s awards, with special messages of support received from the Prime Minister and the NSW Premier.

Get a quick video preview of the excitement of the awards celebration here.

Or read more about the awards success here.

Award Categories:

  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Adult Volunteer of the Year
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Team of the Year
  • Corporate Volunteer of the Year (Individual)
  • Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year
  • Excellence in Volunteer Management
  • Club Volunteer of the Year

Nominations close 5pm Friday 9 July, 2021.

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.