Nominations have opened for the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, giving the community the opportunity to nominate selfless locals that have stood tall during drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest the contribution of volunteers has never been so important and National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to say thank you.

“The last 12 months has been challenging for our community and there is no better time to recognise those local heroes who’ve gone above and beyond to help others,” Mr Provest said.

“The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards are a great way to recognise the incredible work of our volunteers and I would encourage everyone to nominate someone so we can make this year’s awards the biggest yet.”

The awards, run by The Centre for Volunteering, are in their fourteenth year and have grown to become one of the largest celebrations of volunteering in Australia.

You can nominate someone for one of the following seven categories:

  • Adult Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Team of the Year
  • Corporate Volunteer of the Year (Individual)
  • Corporate Volunteer of the Year (Team)
  • Excellence in Volunteer Management

The ceremony for the Northern Rivers will be held on Thursday 10th September where all our volunteers will be recognised and our regional Volunteer of the Year award winners announced.

Regional finalists are invited to the State Ceremony at the end of the year, where winners are selected across each category and the NSW Volunteer of Year is announced.

Nominations close on Friday 3 July. For more information or to nomination a volunteer, visit