During National Volunteer Week, 08-14 May, the 2017 Queensland Volunteering Awards were held to 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 presentation was held on Friday 12 May in the Brisbane Room of Brisbane City Hall.

The awards were presented across six key categories:

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

During the ceremony, the finalists were called up on stage according to award categories, and each finalist was recognised for their hard work and contribution in volunteering. The recipient of the award was then announced, and it was followed by the winner giving a speech. To view photos from the event please visit our Facebook gallery here.

Thank you to the dignitaries who attended and honoured the nominees, finalists and recipients:

  • Our patron – Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC
  • Kim Richards MP, Member for Redlands, acting as a representative on behalf of the Hon. Coralee O’Rourke MP, Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors
  • Dr Christian Rowan MP, Shadow Minister for Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
  • Cr Steven Toomey, Councillor for The Gap, representing the Lord Mayor

The Queensland Volunteering Awards are proudly supported by the Queensland Government

Queensland Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award

Queensland Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

Queensland Corporate Volunteering Award

Queensland Excellence in Volunteer Management

Queensland Volunteering Impact Award

Queensland Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations again to all of our recipients, finalists and nominees. We received an incredible amount of amazing volunteering stories and experiences from all over the state. It was lovely to meet and celebrate with so many changemakers at the awards ceremony.

Previous Queensland Volunteer Awards

The Queensland Volunteer awards are a time to celebrate the volunteering sector and all those who dedicate their time, energy and resources to improving peoples lives and protecting our environment.

As an organisation, we are very proud of the ongoing dedication of volunteers and volunteer managers. It is an honour to witness so many individuals come together to work towards the betterment of our communities.

We would like to share with you Snippets from the Queensland Volunteering Awards from years gone by and look forward to celebrating with you in 2020 and beyond!

View all the details of past award ceremonies from 2023, 20222021202020192018, 2017, 2016

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