Volunteering Victoria announced the winners of the 2nd Volunteering Victoria State Awards at Queen’s Hall, Parliament House on Thursday 17 November.
‘We know volunteering is critical to the delivery of many of our community, health, sporting, cultural, emergency, environmental, educational and other services and activities. We know volunteering builds community resilience and social cohesion and connectedness. But volunteering doesn’t just happen!’, said Sue Noble, CEO of Volunteering Victoria.
‘The Volunteering Victoria State Awards showcase the significant and enduring impact Victoria’s managers of volunteers, volunteering programs and volunteer involving organisations have on building sustainable and resilient volunteering in our State. These Awards complement the many community-based volunteer recognition events across the State, and the Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards.’
‘The Award nominations were of a very high calibre. They represent the diversity and breadth of volunteering across Victoria, and highlight some really remarkable programs and managers of
volunteers. We are proud to share and celebrate the outstanding achievements of all the Award nominees, and we congratulate all the winners of our State Awards.’
The Awards cover six categories: Excellence, Impact, Inclusion, Innovation, Thought Leadership, and Employee Volunteering. A panel of judges drawn from the volunteering sector considered nominations and shortlisted the finalists. Seven Awards were presented at the ceremony, the Thought Leadership category was split into two sub-categories of Practitioner and Researcher/Academic for the first time this year.
Thought Leadership – Researcher/Academic
Thought Leadership – Practitioner