Awards 2019

Volunteering Victoria announced 9 recipients at its fifth annual State Awards held at Queen’s Hall at State Parliament House on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

“The State Awards celebrate the important contributions volunteer-involving organisation, leaders of volunteers and volunteers make to individuals and their communities.” stated Scott Miller, Chief Executive of Volunteering Victoria.

Volunteering Victoria has a strategic commitment to recognise the combined efforts of volunteer managers, volunteer-involving organisations and volunteers that allows for change to take place.

“Meaningful volunteering does not happen spontaneously without the support, the guidance, management and leadership of leaders of volunteers and their organisations. Without these stories, we are merely an echo chamber” adds Miller.

The Awards covered seven categories: Innovation, Excellence, Excellence in Grassroots Organisations, Collaboration for Community Impact, Inclusion, Employee Volunteer Program and Local Government. A panel of judges drawn from the volunteering sector considered nominations and picked the winners.

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