Nominations for the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards will open in March.

In 2019 more than 123,000 people from over 500 organisations were recognised with awards and certificates and this year we hope to recognise even more!

Please join us in recognising volunteers by nominating those unsung heroes around you.  Further details will follow soon so make sure you keep up to date by checking-in to this page or by signing up to our monthly newsletter.

See what all the excitement is about and can check out all the fun by reading more about our amazing 2019 Awards winners! 

About the Awards

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

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. 

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.

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.