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2018 Banyule Volunteer Awards: nominations now open

Tue 16 January, 2018

Banyule Council is calling on residents to nominate outstanding volunteers they think deserve recognition at the 2018 Banyule Volunteer Awards celebration during National Volunteer Week in May.

Last year more than 50 people or groups were nominated for these awards.

Among winners were Mary McLure for taking older residents to appointments and volunteering at the Austin Hospital’s Emergency Department, and Cameron Harper for persisting for two years to get a football club started.

Banyule Mayor Cr Mark Di Pasquale said volunteers were the backbone of the community.

“Volunteers are making a real difference to this community in so many ways,” he said.

“They are providing learning support at local schools, helping older residents live independent and stimulating lives, ensuring more children get involved in junior sporting clubs…

“The 2018 Banyule Volunteer Awards is a great way to recognise the wonderful work these people are doing in our community.”

Nominations can be made online in five categories:

  • Individual (incorporating Life Time Achievement)
  • Young (aged 12-25 years as at 1 January 2018)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Multicultural community
  • Community group

Nominations can be made online until midnight Friday 16 March.