Nominations open for 2019 Queensland Volunteering Awards



Please note nominations are now closed. If you would like to attend the Awards Ceremony during National Volunteer Week, please find details of the event here. Thank you.


In recognition of International Volunteer Day the 2019 Queensland Volunteering Awards are now open!

The awards honour the inspiring endeavours of hundreds of volunteers, volunteer managers, volunteer-involving organisations and businesses that invest in employee volunteering programs, to bring about positive change in our community.

The awards are presented across six key categories:

  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Youth Volunteering Award
  • Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award
  • Excellence in Volunteer Management Award
  • Powerlink Queensland - Volunteering Impact Award
  • Corporate Volunteering Award

Nominate today!

You are invited to nominate a worthy individual or group that embodies and inspires the spirit of volunteering. Acknowledge their positive action, generosity, compassion and commitment to making a difference.

Nominate now

Volunteering Queensland recognises that one of Queensland’s strengths is its diversity and the collective contribution of all its citizens. We welcome and encourage nominations from all members of our community.

Nominations extended until Sunday 31 March 2019.

Selection panels

Selection panels comprising experienced community, government and business leaders will meet around each category to select the 2019 award recipients.

The awards ceremony

Nominees, finalists and recipients will all be honoured at the 2019 Queensland Volunteering Awards Presentation during National Volunteer Week on Friday 24 May 2019, 10am - 12noon at Brisbane City Hall.

This ceremony will highlight the stories of those who have gone above and beyond in their contribution to the community through volunteering.

Each award recipient will be presented with a beautiful trophy and certificate and will be profiled through an extensive media campaign.

All nominees will receive complimentary entry to the awards ceremony. Additional tickets will be available for purchase.

Want to see what the awards are like?

View all the details of past awards ceremonies from 20182017 and 2016.

Sample nominations

Please see these examples if you need assistance filling in the nomination form.

Don't want to apply online?

You may like to download a Microsoft Word version of the nomination form.

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The Queensland Government is the major sponsor of National Volunteer Week.