2020 Tas Volunteer Awards OPEN

Volunteering Tasmania has announced the launch of the fifth annual Tasmanian Volunteering Awards, recognising volunteers across the state who make a difference within their community.

Chief Executive Officer of Volunteering Tasmania, Lisa Schimanski encourages people to nominate a volunteer.

“Volunteering has long been a driver of individual and community wellbeing, with it contributing more than $4 billion to our state every year,” she said.

“Not only does it contribute significant economic value but volunteering also gives us so much more in social and cultural benefits.

“The Tasmanian Volunteering Awards celebrate those amazing people contributing across Tasmania and in every aspect of life– every contribution is significant.

The Award Categories are:

  • Emergency Services
  • Education Science and Technology
  • Environment, Animal Care and Conservation
  • Community Care and Health
  • Arts, Heritage, Tourism and Events
  • Lifetime Achievement Volunteer
  • Best Practice in Volunteer Management
  • Corporate and Civic
  • Volunteer Program of the Year
  • Sport, Recreation and Service Groups

“Volunteers are often hiding in plain sight, they are literally everywhere,” she said.

“We are asking that people take a look around and really see the amazing work being done across so many areas of our community.

“Not every volunteer wants to be recognised, but it is important that we celebrate what volunteering means to our state and one way to do this is to tell the stories of our volunteers and thank them through these Awards.”

Nominations are open until 30 March, with category finalists announced on 1 May and the Awards will be held at Government House on May 18th 2020.

To nominate, visit https://www.volunteeringtas.org.au/