2021 Volunteering Awards nominations now open

The 2021 awards recognise Victoria’s outstanding volunteers and celebrate the incredible support they have given to others during a difficult year.
21 October 2021
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Nominations are now open for the 2021 Volunteering Awards.

The 2021 awards recognise Victoria’s outstanding volunteers and celebrate the incredible support they have given to others during a difficult year. Whether it’s delivering essential food relief and medical supplies or helping seniors video call loved ones, our volunteers have been there at the ready, and we say thank you.

“Victoria’s volunteers have made a huge impact in our community during the pandemic, selflessly helping others in our community,” said Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Anthony Carbines.

Awards categories

The efforts of volunteers, leaders and organisations will be recognised across 8 awards categories, including for leadership, service, impact and teamwork.\

A highlight is the Premier’s Volunteer of the Year, who is recognised with the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Award. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize to donate to a not-for-profit organisation of their choice.

“If you know a volunteer doing extraordinary work, I encourage you to nominate them so we can celebrate their important achievements,” said Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers James Merlino.

More information and how to nominate

Find more information and how to nominate someone, on the Volunteering Victoria website.

Nominations for the 2021 Volunteering Awards will close on 14 January 2022.

Finalists will be announced on 23 February 2022 and winners will be acknowledged at an official ceremony in March 2022.

“More than 2.3 million Victorians participate in volunteering. It is important we celebrate these enormous contributions and continue to support the efforts of volunteers and organisations alike,” said Volunteering Victoria Chief Executive Scott Miller.