Recognising volunteers’ contribution is important not only to help retain their services but also to show appreciation for their personal dedication. Two certificate programs are available for recognising your volunteers' contribution.
Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service
Nominations for the 2024 Premier’s Certificates of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service are open and will close on Sunday 24 March 2024.
The Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service assists volunteer-involving organisations and community groups to recognise their volunteers for excellence and significant achievements.
Developed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) in 2002 and held annually, this initiative aims to acknowledge the accomplishments and efforts of volunteers. Volunteer recognition is an important way to keep volunteers involved, committed and active, and to promote volunteering in the South Australian community.
The Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service is open to volunteers who have made an outstanding commitment and contribution to volunteering.
The Social Inclusion directorate within the Department of Human Services considers all nominations for volunteers who have:
- made a significant contribution to the community or an organisation
- provided ongoing commitment and dedication to volunteering
- demonstrated leadership in their volunteer role
- promoted volunteering within the community.
How to nominate
Read the Premier's Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service guidelines and simply complete your 2024 Premier's Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service online.
Nominations close 5.00 pm, 24 March 2024
Recognition of award winners
Organisations and community groups will be notified of the outcome of their nomination/s in May 2024, and certificates will be posted to the nominator.
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 (20 to 26 May 2024), Volunteers Day (10 June 2024), at an Annual General Meeting or a special morning/afternoon tea.
Social Inclusion Policy and Partnerships
Phone 1300 014 712
South Australian Volunteer Certificates of Appreciation
Free certificates now available
Signed by the Minister for Human Services, South Australian Volunteer Certificates of Appreciation are available to South Australian-based organisations or community groups to acknowledge the significant contribution of their volunteers. These certificates are available from 1 February until 30 November each year.
To request certificates
Please email us the following details:
- How many certificates are required
- Date when certificates are needed (allow 2-4 weeks for certificates to be produced and posted)
- Names of volunteers as you wish them to appear on the certificates
- Name of your organisation or community group where the volunteers perform their duties
- Your postal address where you will receive certificates.
Email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, phone Inclusion and Reform, Volunteers on 1300 014 712