Caring for books & people, David Crane – Brisbane

David Crane has been nominated for the Excellence in Volunteer Management Award for his hard work and contribution to the State Library of Queensland.

He has been at State Library for 12 years where he recruits and coordinates volunteers at the library, and has worked and managed 110 volunteers and 100 potential volunteers.

Besides that, he performs annual reviews of the projects held at the library, works closely with staff to identify and create new volunteer opportunities, and supports the volunteers regardless of their skills and background.

David also facilitates one of the library’s programs called “Monday Music hour” during which volunteers entertain the library visitors.

Linda Barron, David’s Executive Manager said “His commitment to ensuring the success of all our volunteers is inspiring.”

“Our volunteer program would not be the success that it is without David's commitment and passion.”

“David's commitment to our volunteer program is demonstrated by the long service of many volunteers, some of whom have been volunteering continuously for 20 years.”

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.