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Volunteer Reception

The Glenorchy City Council holds a Volunteer Reception every year during Volunteer Week which is usually held around the middle of May.  These awards were established in 1994 to acknowledge the efforts of volunteers within the Glenorchy community, and to encourage the growth and recognition of volunteering.

Volunteering is any activity, which is freely chosen, is of benefit to the community, and is undertaken without financial reward.


Volunteers are eligible for an award if they live in Glenorchy or if they perform their volunteer work within Glenorchy.  Volunteer awards are for total effort over the person’s lifetime, not just for the past year.


The Mayor presents nominated volunteers an award from one of the following categories:

  • For 500 (plus) hours of voluntary service
  • For 1000 (plus) hours of voluntary service
  • For 2000 (plus) hours of voluntary service
  • For 5000 (plus) hours of voluntary service
  • For 10 000 (plus) hours of voluntary service
  • For Committee Contribution.  That is special contribution by a committee.
  • For special contribution to voluntary service.  That is, over 10,000 hours of voluntary service and acts over and above normal volunteer work.

The award will consist of an inscribed certificate and a volunteer badge.


The contribution that organisations make to volunteer work is acknowledged and appreciated.  However, this award is aimed at highlighting the contributions made by individuals within the organisation, and we encourage individuals or organisations to nominate as many volunteers as they are aware of that are eligible for these awards.


We will give a brief description of each volunteer’s contribution as they walk to the stage to receive their award.  Please use the linked nomination form to provide key information.  If nominating for the Special Contribution Award, please give considerable detailed information and attach it to the nomination form. Please only list one nomination on each form - should you want to nominate more than one person please request more forms or if you wish, make copies of the form yourself.


We realise volunteers do not necessarily keep track of their hours, and a rough estimate of the total amount of volunteer hours ever worked (either with your own or any other agency or individuals) is all that is required.


Volunteers who have received an award at any of the ceremonies in the past are eligible to be renominated, if they have moved into a different category.


Publicity, both before and after the event, will be undertaken to increase community awareness of Volunteering.


Please return nomination forms (see list below) by Wednesday 13 April 2016 using one of the following methods:

Allyson Byrne
PO Box 103
Glenorchy City Council

Glenorchy  7010

Volunteer Nomination
Volunteer Nomination for Special Award


Invitations providing further details of the ceremony will be sent to nominees in the mail once nominations have closed.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to phone 6216 6800 to further discuss.