If you know a hard-working volunteer in the area, consider nominating them for this year’s Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards.
The awards will recognise up to 60 volunteers of different ages and cultural backgrounds, in the categories of leadership, impact, service, and teamwork.
The Premier’s Volunteer of the Year, Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Award winner will be selected from all award recipients and will receive a $10000 Government donation to a charity of their choice.
‘‘Country people don’t shy away from lending a hand and giving back to the community, which is why we have more than 1.5million volunteers across the state — this is a chance to say thank you,’’ Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said.
‘‘These awards celebrate the tireless work of our volunteers, and I encourage (everyone) to consider nominating someone they know who is making a real difference in the community.
‘‘Last year’s awards attracted nominations from a range of different sectors, and I look forward to recognising more hard-working volunteers from Northern Victoria this year.’’
The awards ceremony will be held in December, to coincide with the International Day of the Volunteer.
Award nominations close on August 14 at 5pm.
To nominate a volunteer or for more information, visit www.volunteer.vic.gov.au/awards