Have your say! Nominate a western Sydney volunteer!

Celebrate our state’s most outstanding volunteers with nominations for the 2022 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards now open.

Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services Natasha Maclaren-Jones said the awards are an important way to thank volunteers for their invaluable contribution to our state.

After volunteers have given their time to help communities through bushfires, COVID-19 and floods, it is time to give them the recognition they deserve,” – Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

“The important work volunteers do may often go unnoticed but these awards are just one way we can say thank you for their hard work.

The awards, now in their 16th year, are run by the Centre for Volunteering.

The Centre’s CEO Gemma Rygate says the awards are a way to thank, recognise and celebrate the efforts of the state’s four million volunteers.

“It’s National Volunteer Week, so there’s no better time to say thank you to people who give their time to make their communities stronger right across NSW,” Ms Rygate said.

Volunteers can be nominated for one of eight categories including:

  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Adult Volunteer of the Year
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Team of the Year
  • Club Volunteer of the Year
  • Employee Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Leader of the Year
  • Not-for-Profit Voluntary Governance Award.

Nominations close on 17 June 2020 at 5pm.

For more information, visit the website.