Nominations a ‘thank you’ to volunteers
Geraldton’s hardworking volunteers have a chance to be recognised for their efforts in the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Nominations are now open for the ninth year of the awards, hosted by Centacare Family Services.
Centacare community volunteer service co-ordinator Kristy Greyson said nominating would give the gift of thanks and recognition.
“Each year, about 80 per cent of West Australians aged 15 years and over give their time for the good of the community,” she said.
“Volunteers play a vital role in West Australian communities, making a social, economic and cultural contribution to the State conservatively valued at $39 billion annually.
“Volunteers create, support and sustain organisations, delivering services and activities that are essential to our community.
“We believe that meaningful recognition is one way to motivate, retain and encourage volunteerism, which is why we hold the Volunteer of the Year Awards each year.
“These awards are a meaningful way to celebrate the valuable contribution of the many volunteers, organisations and events that make a difference to our community.”
Nominations are now open for the volunteer-involving organisation of the year award, youth volunteer of the year award and the volunteer of the year award. Two new categories will also be recognised this year, including the volunteer-involving event of the year and the volunteer manager of the year award.
All nominees and nominators will then be invited to attend an awards ceremony at Queens Park Theatre, on National Volunteer Day on December 5.
For more information, visit the Centacare website at centacare geraldton.org.au.