2017 volunteer awards now open

9 March 2017 - Media release

If you know a person or local not-for-profit group making an outstanding contribution to the Shire of Campaspe through their volunteering efforts, consider nominating them for an award in the Campaspe Community Volunteer Awards Program 2017. 

Campaspe Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston, said the annual volunteer awards are a tangible way of thanking and publicly acknowledging people and groups in the community who work tirelessly for the benefit others. 

"Volunteers are everyday people doing extraordinary things," Cr Weston said. 

“They are often quiet achievers working under the radar; however, the outcomes of their efforts speak volumes. 

"The Shire of Campaspe is, indeed, a more vibrant, connected and resilient place because of the positive difference volunteers make in all facets of community life. 

"From local sports clubs and schools to service clubs, churches and emergency service agencies, the quality of life we all enjoy is, to a large degree, because of the collective contribution of the many hundreds of volunteers we are privileged to have within our midst." 

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Individual:                 an outstanding contribution and achievement in volunteerism by a person

Young person:        an outstanding contribution and achievement in volunteerism by a person aged under 25 years

Organisation:           an outstanding contribution and achievement in volunteerism by a not-for-profit organisation which supports volunteers. 

Coinciding with National Volunteer Week 2017 in May, the Campaspe Volunteer Awards will be presented by the Mayor at a special ceremony to be held on 10 May 2017 at the Civic Centre in Echuca. The winners of the Individual and Young Person categories will each receive a prize to the value of $250 and the winner of the Organisation category will receive a prize to the value of $550. 

The closing date for 2017 Volunteer Awards Program nominations is Friday, 21 April 2017. 

Nomination forms are available from Council’s website at www.campaspe.vic.gov.au or from a council customer service centre. Forms can be lodged via mail to: Volunteer Awards Program 2017, PO Box 35, Echuca, VIC, 3564 or in person at a council customer service centre.

Award nomination form - https://www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/live/community/community-recognition-programs/