A voice for older women throughout Queensland, Sally Jones

Sally Jones has been nominated for the Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award for her work with the Older Women’s Network in Queensland.

For close to 20 years, Sally has steered the Older Women’s Network of Queensland, previously taking up the role of National President and Queensland President, while also organising a number of national conferences in Brisbane. Sally is currently convenor of the Gold Coast branch.

Sally’s analysis and articulation of issues of concern to older women has enabled stronger representation of the voices of older women on their concerns, providing valuable encouragement to this demographic.

Ann Matson, State Coordinator of the Older Women’s Network in Queensland, highlighted the incredible, positive impact of Sally’s extensive volunteering in being of enormous benefit to one of the demographics in the state where visibility and recognition can often be missing.

“Sally is much respected for her passion and dedication to the Older Women's Network and for her connection and support over many years with members and the many others she encountered,” Ms Matson said.

“Her work has been vital in ensuring that the voice of older women on issues of concern to older women throughout the state has been advanced in a range of arenas.”

CEO of Volunteering Queensland, Mara Basanovic, said the Volunteering Awards acknowledge the extraordinary and valuable work done every day by hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the state.

“These prestigious awards highlight and pay tribute to the caring individuals who inspire and epitomise the spirit of volunteerism through their compassion, commitment and hard work. The positive impact they contribute strengthens and connects their communities.”

“The awards also promote the enormous value and vital contribution of volunteering to the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Queensland.”

Award recipients will be announced during National Volunteer Week, which runs from 8-14 May 2017.