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Wyndham’s 2018 Community Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to recognise and thank those who contribute their time and energy for the good of our community now, and into the future. We need your help to identify who these exceptional people are.

Categories

Community Engagement Award: Recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to welcoming, engaging and connecting groups of people to help create a supportive and inclusive community.

Community Health & Wellbeing Award: Recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of members of the community such as through the provision of support to others during times of need or emergency or health promotion and prevention activities.

Arts, Culture or Tourism Award: Recognises an individual who has shown passion and commitment to making a significant contribution to the city’s art and culture community, or to tourism in Wyndham by raising the city’s profile and encouraging visitors.

Environment or Sustainability Award: Recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to improving the city’s natural environment and/or Wyndham communities’ environmental sustainability.

Sports & Recreation Award: Recognises an individual who through dedicated service has made a significant contribution in the field of sports and recreation resulting in a positive impact on community members and supporters.

Young Volunteer of the Year Award: Recognises a young person aged between 12-25 years, who has made a significant contribution to our community through their active participation in activities that demonstrate either a passion for youth issues, leadership or vision, support or care for others, or are a positive role model to their peers.  

Community Group Award: Recognises a group of (2 or more) people that have empowered or shown dedicated support to others in our community. This award is open to a volunteer group who have worked together on a project, program or partnership that has impacted the community.

Additionally, the honour of Citizen of the Year will be awarded to one of the individual category winners, in recognition of a person who makes a particularly outstanding contribution.

Nominee Assessment and Eligibility

Nominations will be assessed by an independent assessment panel who will select one winner for each category. From these winners, the panel will also select one person to receive Wyndham’s 2018 Citizen of the Year Award.

To be eligible, the individual must be a Permanent Australian Resident or Australian Citizen at the time of submission of the nomination form. Nominations directly for Citizen of the Year will not be accepted.

View further details in the 2018 Wyndham Community Awards Guidelines.

Celebrating the Winners

  • If your nomination is successful you and the winner will be invited to host a table of your guests at the Community Volunteer Awards Gala event.
  • All winners, including Citizen of the Year, will be announced publicly at the Awards Gala event on Friday evening, 31 August 2018.
  • Each Community Volunteer Award category winner will receive a trophy and a $500 donation will be made to a charity, or not for profit community group of their choice.
  • The winner of Citizen of the Year will not be notified prior about this additional honour until the announcement at the Awards Gala event.
  • They will receive a Citizen of the Year medallion; a trophy and their name will be engraved on the Citizen of the Year honour board. Along with this, a $1000 donation will be made to a charity, or not for profit community group of their choice.

2018 Community Volunteer Awards Guidelines

2018 Community Volunteer Awards Nomination Form

Nominations close midnight on Sunday 24 June 2018

Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala event on Friday 31 August 2018.

Need help filling out the nomination form?

Council staff are available to provide support to anyone who may need assistance completing the nomination form, or has any questions about the 2018 Community Volunteer Awards more generally, contact us on email: volunteers@wyndham.vic.gov.au or phone: 9742 8182.

Translating and Interpreting Services are available by calling 131 450 and asking to be connected to Wyndham City on 9742 0777.

 

 

 

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