Published 24 August 2015 by

Celebrating outstanding volunteers - call for nominations

The Victorian Government’s new volunteer recognition program, the Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards, are now open for nominations.

Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams visited the Seeing Eye Dogs Australia Kennel and Puppy Centre in Kensington to officially open the awards.

The awards will celebrate and recognise the extraordinary contribution of volunteers who commit themselves to making this state a better, safer and more connected place to live.

The latest figures show that more than 1.5 million Victorians – that’s more than a third of the population – participate in formal volunteering.

To acknowledge the significant number of Victorians who give their time and skills, this year, up to 51 volunteers will be recognised with awards, including the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Award for Volunteer of the Year. 

The award categories are:

  • Volunteer of the Year, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Award
  • Outstanding Youth Volunteers (24 years and under)
  • Outstanding Adult Volunteers (25 years and over)
  • Outstanding Volunteer Managers
  • Outstanding Volunteer Team – Rural and Regional Victoria
  • Outstanding Volunteer Team – Metropolitan Melbourne

Award recipients will be invited to a celebration and ceremony in December 2015, in Melbourne.

Find out more and nominate outstanding volunteers today.

Nominations close 15 September 2015. 

Published 24 August 2015 by

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