Now is the time to recognise volunteers!
Glenorchy City Council would like to acknowledge the contribution that volunteers make to the community of Glenorchy by presenting awards at a Volunteer Reception during Volunteer Week, 20–26 May, 2019. These awards were established in 1994 to acknowledge the efforts of volunteers within the 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 the Glenorchy local government area or perform their volunteer work within the City of Glenorchy. Volunteer awards are for total effort over the person’s lifetime, not just for the past year.
The Mayor of Glenorchy will present 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/Group Contribution. That is outstanding contribution by a committee/group (this award can only be given to a committee/group once).
- For Special Contribution Award. Please note this award is based on the following criteria which must be addressed on the relevant nomination form:
Minimum of 10,000 hours of voluntary contribution
Volunteer effort must have been made over a period of over 10 years
Volunteer has, through their efforts, provided great/significant benefit to the organisation/s and to the Glenorchy community
The contribution organisations make to volunteer work is acknowledged and appreciated. However, these awards are aimed at highlighting the contributions made by individuals within the organisation.
A brief description of each volunteer’s contribution will be given as they walk to the stage to receive their award. Please use the nomination form to provide key information. If nominating for the Special Contribution Award, please provide detailed information on the relevant nomination form. Please only list one nomination on each form and note that organisations are able to nominate a maximum of 15 individuals for volunteer awards including a maximum of two volunteers for Special Contribution Awards.
It is essential volunteers give consent to be nominated for their award and that they sign the permission part of the form.
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 from 1994 – 2018 are eligible to be renominated, if they have moved into a different category.
Please note that volunteers must be nominated by an organisation they volunteer with (individuals cannot make nominations) and nominations close Wednesday 10 April 2019. Invitations providing further details of the ceremony will be sent to nominees in the mail once nominations have closed.
For further information please call GCC Community Liaison Officer Fiona Butler on 03 6216 6791.