Volunteer Awards

Glenorchy City Council hosts a reception for volunteers during Volunteer Week each year (usually held around the middle of May). These awards were established in 1994 to acknowledge the efforts of volunteers in the Glenorchy community, and to encourage the growth and recognition of volunteering.

Nominations for 2020 Volunteer Awards are now open!

Once again, Glenorchy City Council would like to acknowledge the contribution that volunteers make to the community of Glenorchy by presenting our 2020 Volunteer Awards.

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.

Please Note: 

Unfortunately, due to concerns about the spread of Coronavirus, the awards ceremony will not take place in its usual format.

While the cancellation of this important event is disappointing, the safety of the general public must come first, and the risks of proceeding are too high. 

Council is working on an alternative way to acknowledge our volunteers and share their achievements; this will take place during National Volunteer Week (May 18-24). We will provide details of this in due course.

Awards will be presented in 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

Please use the nomination form to provide key information.  If nominating for the Special Contribution Award, please provide detailed information on 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.

Please note that organisations  are able to nominate a maximum of 15 individuals for volunteer awards including a maximum of 2 volunteers for Special Contribution Awards.

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 – 2019 are eligible to be renominated, if they have moved into a different category.

It is essential you seek permission from those that you are nominating and that they sign the permission part of the form.

If you would like to nominate a volunteer or volunteers from your organisation for an award, please complete and return the nomination form/s.  Please return nomination forms to jos.binns@gcc.tas.gov.au  by Thursday 23 April 2020. Details of the awards acknowledgement will be sent to nominees after this date.

Please feel free to contact jos.binns@gcc.tas.gov.au for further information.

Download the Nomination Form Here