Volunteering North Queensland
2024 Volunteer of the Year Awards

If you know a Volunteer who you believe deserves recognition and meets the criteria of one of the Award categories nominate them today!

Volunteering North Queensland (VNQ) appreciates the thousands of volunteers contributing to our community. The Awards celebrate the individuals and leaders that enrich our community through volunteer groups and activities in Townsville. There are six categories of nominations. Unfortunately, due to funding restrictions, nominations for this year’s awards are limited to the Townsville community only.

Award Categories

Volunteer of the Year Award

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The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented in honour of an individual who has made an exemplary voluntary contribution. This award celebrates those who have made a significant impact towards the Townsville community’s well-being through their volunteering. Nominees must be over 24 years of age.

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Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

The Youth Volunteer of the Year Award is presented in honour of an individual (aged 14 to 24), who has demonstrated an outstanding voluntary commitment to the Townsville community. This award celebrates how the nominee positively impacted the lives of others through volunteering. 

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Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award 

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The Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award is presented in honour of an individual who has made an exemplary life-long contribution to volunteering. This award is proudly presented to the nominee whose long-term dedication to giving, clearly demonstrates betterment of the Townsville community.

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Excellence in Volunteer Management Award

The Excellence in Volunteer Management Award is presented in honour of a volunteer manager (paid or non-paid) who has demonstrated best practice and outstanding performance in the management of volunteers and the delivery of volunteering programs in the Townsville community. The award recognises the dedicated individuals who deliver successful volunteering programs. 

2024 Excellence in Volunteer Management Award

Community Volunteering Program Impact Award

The Community Volunteering Program Impact Award is presented to an organisation in recognition of a volunteering program or activity that has made a significant impact on the Townsville community. This can be defined as positive, measurable and sustainable, economic, social, cultural and/or environmental impact. 

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Corporate Volunteering Award

The Corporate Volunteering Award is presented in recognition of a Townsville based business that has contributed volunteer hours through an Employee Volunteering Program. The program is able to demonstrate the significant positive outcomes brought about in the Townsville Community.

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