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Volunteers make an extraordinary contribution to Australian society. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and come from all walks of life: working people, students and professionals, young people and retirees, from every town and community.

Join more than six million Australians who volunteer - there is a role to suit you.

Nominate a volunteer for recognition

The Premier's Volunteer Recognition Program recognises the contribution volunteers make towards strengthening our communities.

Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program

Nominations for the NSW Volunteer of the Year are now open

Nominations open for Australia's largest celebration of volunteering

People from across NSW are being urged to nominate their neighbours, colleagues and family members for the 2019 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.

The Awards are presented at 21 regional events held across every corner of the state, culminating in the State Finals at a Gala Ceremony in Sydney at the end of the year.

The annual program run by The Centre for Volunteering recognises the outstanding work of volunteers in every region across NSW. Individuals or teams can be nominated in one of seven 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

Regional finalists are invited to the State ceremony where winners in each award category are acknowledged and the 2019 NSW Volunteer of the Year announced.

In 2018 more than 112,000 volunteers from 470 organisations were recognised. These Awards are supported by principal partners the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and ClubsNSW which represents the state’s 1,400 not-for-profit clubs.

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Last updated: 06 Jun 2019