Guidelines for 2023 Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service
The Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service recognises the exceptional contribution of South Australian volunteers who deliver many critical community services in the areas of youth and community development, welfare, education, emergency services, sport and recreation, the environment and more.
Opening and closing dates
Applications open Monday, 13 February 2023 and close 5.00 pm Friday, 24 March 2023
Who can nominate
South Australian based volunteer-involving organisations and community groups are encouraged to nominate one or more volunteers to receive this prestigious award to recognise and reward excellence and significant achievements.
Nominations of more than eight volunteers
The Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service is a prestigious South Australian volunteer award. As certificates are awarded on a limited basis, nominations of more than eight volunteers will be assessed as a team nomination and receive only one certificate on behalf of the team.
|Nominations open||13 February 2023|
|Nominations close||24 March 2023 at 5.00 pm|
|Nominations assessed by the selection panel||April 2023|
|Applicants notified||Early May 2023|
|National Volunteer Week||15-21 May 2023|
The Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service is open to volunteers who have made an outstanding commitment and contribution to volunteering.
All nominators must have the permission from the individual or team they are nominating to disclose the personal information provided as a condition of their nomination in the 2023 Premier's Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service award.
For privacy purposes, the nominee (individual or team) is required to understand and be aware that, as a result of this nomination, their name may be used publicly by the Department of Human Services to promote the program and that the department may disclose personal information provided in the nomination to other parties including, but not limited to, the selection panel, the Minister for Human Services and State electoral offices.
The Social Inclusion directorate within the Department of Human Services will consider all nominations for volunteers who have:
- made significant contribution to the community and/or organisation
- provided ongoing commitment and dedication to volunteering
- demonstrated leadership in their volunteer role, and/or
- promoted volunteering within the community.
Recognition of award winners
Organisations and community groups will be notified of the outcome of their nomination/s in May 2023, and certificates will be posted to applicants.
Organisations and community groups are encouraged to host a recognition event to celebrate and present the certificate/s to the nominated volunteer/s.
Such occasions could include National Volunteer Week (15 to 21 May 2023), Volunteers Day (12 June 2023), at an Annual General Meeting or a special morning/afternoon tea.
Nominating is easy
Once you have read the guidelines, simply complete your nomination online.
For your nomination to be considered, you must:
- complete all sections of the online nomination form
- ensure that the submission section of the application is limited to 150 words or less
- complete a separate online nomination form for each individual volunteer
- nominate up to a maximum of eight individual volunteers (nominations of more than eight volunteers will be assessed as a team nomination. One team certificate will be issued).