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Volunteers give their time, effort and skills to better our society. The contribution of over three million Queensland volunteers (75% of adults) has provided unparalleled assistance to people and causes across our beautiful state.

Nominations are now open for the Queensland Volunteering Awards 2023.

The Queensland Volunteering Awards Presentation

Every single volunteer, whether in a formal or informal setting deserves thanks from the Queensland Community, and it is the Queensland Volunteering Awards that highlight the people behind this immense positive wave which embodies the spirit of mateship and togetherness.

The Queensland Volunteering Awards will celebrate exemplary volunteers across six important categories.

Award Categories (Updated)

Volunteer of the Year Award

Presented in honour of an individual who has made an exemplary voluntary contribution and who through their volunteering has made a significant impact towards Queensland’s well-being.

Young Volunteer of the Year Award

Presented in celebration of an individual aged between 16 and 30 years, who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to volunteering in Queensland and who through their volunteering has positively impacted the lives of others.  (Updated)

Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award

Presented in honour of an individual who has made an exemplary life-long contribution to volunteering (15+ years) and who through their volunteering has contributed to the betterment of the community in Queensland. (Updated)

Excellence in Volunteer Management Award

Presented in acknowledgement of an individual salaried or non-salaried volunteer manager who have demonstrated outstanding best practice in the management of volunteers and the delivery of volunteering programs. 

Community Volunteering Program Impact Award

Presented in recognition of a community volunteering program or activity that has made a positive, measurable and sustainable social and/or economic impact on the Queensland community.  (Updated)

Corporate Volunteering Program Award

Presented in recognition of a for profit business that has made a positive contribution to the Queensland community through the impact of its employee volunteering program. (Updated)

All Queenslanders are encouraged to nominate those who shine bright in the volunteer roles, programs and organisations. Help us to highlight volunteers who dedicate themselves to helping others and spread the word about the positive impacts volunteering makes in the lives of individuals, groups, communities, and the environment.

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. 

Finalists and Recipients

2022

The Queensland Volunteer of The Year award is presented in honour of an individual who has made an exemplary voluntary contribution and who through their volunteering has made a significant impact towards Queensland’s well-being. 

Recipient
Alison (Ali) Lane

SES

Finalist
Rowena Dionysius

South Burnett Relay for Life

Finalist
Anne-Maria Falvey

Ipswich Hospital Foundation, Rosies Friends on the Street, St Vincent de Paul, St Paul’s Anglican Church

The Youth Volunteering category is presented in celebration of an individual aged between 15 to 24 years, who has demonstrated an outstanding voluntary commitment in Queensland and who through their volunteering has positively impacted the lives of others. 

Recipient
Bryce Lowes Kenworthy U’Ren

Super Max and Bryce

Finalist
Jahmayn Hicks

131 Army Cadets

Finalist
Jonesy Cairncross

Logan City State Emergency Service & Surf Life Saving

The Excellence in Volunteer Management award is presented in acknowledgement of an individual, salaried or non-salaried volunteer manager who has demonstrated good practice in the management of volunteers and the delivery of volunteer programs by those volunteers. 

Recipient
Hussain Baba

Cultural Meals for the Homeless

Finalist
Catherine Hafke

Foodbank

Finalist
Lisa Dingwall

St John Ambulance (QLD)

The Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award is presented in honour of an individual who has made an exemplary life-long contribution to volunteering and who, through their volunteering, has contributed to the betterment of the community in Queensland. 

Recipient
Tracey Holt

Softball Queensland

Finalist
Kaye Williams

Protect all Children Today (PACT)

Finalist
Judith Beecham

New Farm Neighbourhood Centre (Communify)

The Queensland Volunteering Impact Award is presented in recognition of a volunteer program or activity that has made a positive, measurable and sustainable economic, social, cultural and/or environmental impact on the Queensland community. 

Recipient
Bolton Clarke HOW-R-U?

Finalist
Rural Aid

Finalist
Ambulance Wish Queensland

The Corporate Volunteering Award is presented in acknowledgement of a Queensland based business that has made a significant impact to the Queensland community through its employee volunteering program. 

Recipient
Mirvac 

Finalist
Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop

Finalist
Abt Associates Australia

See Previous years here: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Nominations for the Queensland Volunteering Awards 2023 are now open

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