South Australian Volunteer Awards
The South Australian Volunteer Awards recognise the invaluable work volunteers, community organisations and businesses contribute to our community.
There are three award categories:
- Joy Noble Medal —the highest distinction for individual volunteers in South Australia.
- Premier's Award for Corporate Social Responsibility — acknowledges the invaluable contribution of South Australian businesses that lead change in our community through philanthropy, partnership and corporate volunteering.
- 'The Andamooka' Community Project Award — recognises volunteer projects of significant community benefit.
Applications for the 2019 South Australian Volunteer Awards opened Monday 18 March 2019.
Applications close Friday 26 April 2019 at 5.00 pm.
The Awards will be presented at a special Volunteers Day event on Monday 10 June 2019.
2018 South Australian Volunteer Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2018 winners!
Joy Noble Medal – the highest distinction for individual volunteers in South Australia
- This was awarded to Melanie Tate for her role over the past six years in establishing Puddle Jumpers Incorporated, and for ensuring its continued growth and development. Melanie has contributed an average of 60-70 hours per week to the organisation since its establishment. Puddle Jumpers Incorporated is a non-profit, non-government organisation committed to responding to the social development needs of society’s most vulnerable children and young people.
Premier's Award for Corporate Social Responsibility – acknowledges the invaluable contribution of South Australian businesses that lead change in our community through philanthropy, partnership and corporate volunteering
- Bank SA - BankSA and its employees have been supporting the St Vincent de Paul Society (SA) Inc (Vinnies) in various capacities since 2011. During this time support has included: fundraising, volunteering their time, supporting promotions of Vinnies, partnering for major and disaster appeals, and offering advice / consultation. In addition to supporting the St Vincent de Paul Society, BankSA’s community activities include major sponsorship of events that enrich the community including the Adelaide Fringe and the Royal Adelaide Show. BankSA also partners with numerous South Australian organisations to deliver benefits to specific segments of the community, including the Country Fire Service Volunteers Association, the SANFL and many other groups and organisations.
'The Andamooka' Community Project Award – recognises volunteer projects of significant community benefit
- Northern Passenger Transport Network Volunteer Driver Team Project (NPTN) was developed to increase the availability of transport options for people who are aged, frail, disabled, transport disadvantaged or socially isolated to access a variety of specialist, general medical and social appointments. This includes activities of daily living such as grocery shopping and banking. The Volunteer Driver Team work on a five-day week booking system to transport frail aged or disadvantaged passengers to their appointments. Each volunteer has completed a stringent application process and training program to become a member of this team. In addition, the NPTN has developed working partnerships with private transport operators in the region to sustain current passenger transport services.