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Volunteer of the Year Awards

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Volunteer of the Year Awards

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The Volunteer of the Year awards are presented to volunteers for their outstanding contribution to the community in the Wodonga region.

Awards are given to recognise excellence in voluntary service and are intended to enhance public awareness and appreciation of the quality and depth of voluntary service in the community. The awards are not seeking to identify a ‘best volunteer’.

There are awards for an individual and team volunteers.

These awards consist of three components:

  1. Recognition of an outstandingly effective volunteer as the Volunteer of the Year, who will receive a certificate to commemorate his or her achievement;
  2. Recognition of individual category winners, who will each receive a trophy to commemorate his or her achievement; and,
  3. Recognition of an outstandingly effective team of volunteers as the Volunteer Team of the Year, who will receive a trophy to commemorate their achievement.



Wodonga Volunteer of the Year Awards 2020

Do you know a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to the community in the Wodonga region?

Why not nominate them for the awards today? 

The award categories are: 
  1. Individual of the Year Award – The Bryan Watson Award
    Recognition of an outstandingly effective volunteer as the Volunteer of the Year.
  2. Team of the Year Award
    Recognition of an outstandingly effective team of volunteers as the Volunteer Team of the Year.
  3. The Two Cities One Community Award
    This is a new award which recognises an individual or group who contributes to both Albury and Wodonga.
Nominations close 5pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Guidelines and information

These guidelines provide information on how to submit a nomination for the 2020 Wodonga Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Please read carefully, complete the nomination form for an individual or team of volunteer

The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

For any enquiries and further information, please contact Wodonga Council’s Volunteer Development Co-ordinator at volunteer@wodonga.vic.gov.au


THE AWARDS

These awards are presented to volunteers for their outstanding contribution to the community in the Wodonga region.

Awards are given to recognise excellence in voluntary service and are intended to enhance public awareness and appreciation of the quality and depth of voluntary service in the community. The awards are not seeking to identify a ‘best volunteer’.

These awards consist of three components:

  1. Recognition of an outstandingly effective volunteer as the Volunteer of the Year, who will receive a certificate to commemorate his or her achievement;
  2. Recognition of an outstandingly effective team of volunteers as the Volunteer Team of the Year, who will receive a trophy to commemorate their achievement; and,
  3. Recognition of a volunteer who has been outstanding across Albury and Wodonga as Two Cities, One Community Volunteer of the Year, who will receive a trophy to commemorate their achievement.

The selection panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding its selections.


ELIGIBILITY

Only volunteers are eligible.

Volunteers are considered to be individuals or groups who are not paid for their activities and efforts on behalf of the community (apart from reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses incurred). The national definition of volunteering states that,

“Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.”

An individual volunteer may be nominated and seconded by an organisation or individuals, on the official nomination form. The Wodonga Volunteer of the Year Award winner is ineligible for nomination in the same category in successive years.

Nominated persons must live, work, study or volunteer in Wodonga. Preference is given to nominees whose entry displays involvement or participation within the Wodonga community.


Online nomination form

Complete the nomination form below. If you have any questions, please email volunteer@wodonga.vic.gov.au or phone (02) 6022 9300.