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Thank our dedicated volunteers by nominating one for an award


Nominations are now open for the 2016 South Australian Volunteer Awards, which acknowledge the achievements of our volunteers and their outstanding service to our community.

Volunteers Minister Zoe Bettison said South Australia is fortunate to have one of the highest volunteering rates in Australia.

"The tremendous volunteering tradition we have in South Australia means that it is likely that all of us are, know or have been supported by a local volunteer," she said.

"Each year more than 900,000 South Australians volunteer their time and skills to help others, and we should acknowledge these outstanding efforts.

"Volunteering can mean many different things, from helping a neighbour with day-to-day tasks to fighting bushfires.

"These awards recognise this incredibly diverse effort, which contributes so much to the wellbeing of our community.

"If you know an individual, business or community group making an outstanding contribution to our community, I urge you to nominate them for one of these prestigious awards."

The award categories are:

  • The Joy Noble Medal: South Australia's highest award, recognising outstanding efforts by an individual volunteer within the state.
  • 'The Andamooka' Community Project Award: recognising volunteer efforts through a community project resulting in significant community benefit.
  • The Premier's Award for Corporate Social Responsibility: acknowledging the contribution of South Australian businesses to the community.

Nominations for the 2016 South Australian Volunteer Awards close at 5pm on Friday 22 April 2016. Winners will be announced at a special Volunteers Day event in June 2016.

Further information, including application guidelines and online application forms, are available from the Office for Volunteers website at or by calling 1300 014 712.

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