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Recognising our state’s high-achieving volunteers

South Australia will say thank you to the thousands of volunteers who stepped up over the past year to help the state battle bushfires and a global pandemic, as well as running a vast range of community and charitable activities, with nominations now open for the 2021 South Australian Volunteer Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate the vital role that volunteers play in the wellbeing of our society. Over the past year, volunteers have given their time and skills to save lives and property, put food on the table for people in need, and ensure our most vulnerable community members are supported.

The prestigious Volunteer Awards will be presented to outstanding South Australians and local businesses at the State Government’s annual Volunteers Day Thank You event on 14 June 2021.

Nominations fall into the following categories:

  • The Joy Noble Medal – South Australia’s highest distinction for an individual
  • The Premier’s Award for Corporate Social Responsibility – recognition of the strong contribution the business sector makes to our communities through philanthropy, partnerships or releasing employees for volunteer service
  • The Andamooka Community Project Award – awarded to a community, or group of volunteers, which has undertaken a community project resulting in significant community benefit
  • The Excellence in Volunteer Management Award – recognises the dedication and commitment of volunteer managers who support and facilitate the engagement of volunteers, presented in partnership with Volunteering SA&NT.

Nominations for the South Australian Volunteer Awards close on 6 April. Eligibility criteria and applications can be made on the DHS website.

Page last updated : 12 Aug 2021

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