Nominations are now open for the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards!
The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards is an annual program launched in 2007 by The Centre for Volunteering to recognise the outstanding efforts of the 2 million+ volunteers in NSW, and to promote the importance of volunteering to the community. The Awards are a celebration of the amazing commitment and achievements volunteers make in our communities and a chance for us to come together to give our thanks. The Awards acknowledge the efforts of thousands of volunteers, volunteer managers, volunteer involving organisations and corporates in bringing about social change through volunteering. In 2017, we recognised close to 110,000 volunteers across NSW and this year we hope to acknowledge even more.
The award categories for all volunteers are:
- 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
This year we will be offering two channels for volunteer recognition.
Firstly, as a new initiative, we have introduced a volunteer Certificate of Recognition stream. All volunteers in this stream will be recognised with a certificate in recognition of the amazing work they do in their communities at one of the 20 regional ceremonies. This nomination consists of completing four parts of the nomination form only, with an optional section for statistical purposes.
Secondly, as previous years, we are calling for nominations for inclusion in the judging for the Regional and State NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards. This nomination consists of completing six parts of the nomination form, all of which must be completed to be accepted by the Judging Committee. An additional seventh part is optional only for statistical purposes.
You are invited to nominate an individual or team for the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Before you get started on the nomination form, please read the following information to ensure that you have all of the necessary details to complete the form.
Please note: Volunteers/Volunteer Managers are not permitted to nominate themselves. Further, all nominators must have permission from the person or team you are nominating to disclose their personal information as part of their entry in the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Nominations close Friday 13 July, 2018.
For further details and information please visit our 2018 Awards FAQ page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9261 3600.