The North Queensland Volunteer of the Year Awards will be presented at the North Queensland National Volunteer Week Celebrations on the 20th of May event, where the efforts of the many volunteers bringing about positive change in our community will be recognised.
We encourage volunteer managers and fellow volunteers to nominate a volunteer from your organisation that you believe is deserving of recognition for their volunteering contribution.
The second year of the NQ Volunteer of Award will see the introduction of 4 new awards to be presented, acknowledging the contributions volunteers make throughout our community through their generosity, compassion and commitment to making a difference.
1. Heart of Volunteering Award
The heart of volunteering award acknowledges a volunteer that passionately lives and breathes the very definition of volunteering, ‘…time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.’ Nominations for volunteers whose attitude and actions are exemplary and an inspiration to others are welcomed.
2. Youth Volunteering Award
The Youth Volunteering award acknowledges a volunteer under 25 years of age that passionately lives and breathes the very definition of volunteering, ‘…time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.’ Nominations for volunteers whose attitude and actions are exemplary and an inspiration to others are welcomed.
3. Volunteer Impact Award
The Volunteer Impact award acknowledges a volunteer whose contribution has made a significant difference to an individual, group or community over a short or long period of time. Nominations for volunteers who have made a significant difference in the lives of those they serve are welcomed.
4. Volunteer Achievement Award
The Volunteer Achievement award acknowledges a volunteer for whom the very act of volunteering is an achievement. Nominations are welcomed for volunteers that give their time in the face of challenging circumstances either personally or the activities undertaken.
We encourage previously nominated volunteers to be renominated again.
The closing date for entries is Monday the 13th May, 2018 and nominees will be shortlisted before being announced at the National Volunteer Week Celebrations.