Volunteer Achievement Awards

Recognising the achievements and contributions of our volunteers.

The University's Volunteer Achievement Awards recognise one student, one non-student and two volunteer groups for their exceptional achievements and significant contribution to the University community. 

Nominations for 2021 are now open and will close Friday 22 October. Nominations will be assessed by a selection panel chaired by the University Volunteer Program Coordinator. The successful nominees will be announced in early December. 

Volunteer of the Year

The University actively encourages and promotes the culture of volunteering and we greatly appreciate the contribution volunteers make to the University and wider community. This award recognises the exceptional achievement by an individual through their volunteer activity over a period of five or more years.

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  • Criteria - Volunteer of the Year

    • Describe the volunteer’s considerable volunteer contribution
    • Outline the impact they have provided to the University and/or wider community
    • Describe any obstacles overcome by the volunteer as part of their volunteering
    • Highlight the level of commitment, dedication and professionalism demonstrated by the volunteer
  • Eligibility - Volunteer of the Year

    • The Volunteer of the Year award is open to registered volunteers of the University Volunteer Program through an approved volunteer group
    • The volunteer must have volunteered for minimum of five years
    • Criteria must be addressed and endorsed by the nominees Supervisor and/or Volunteer Coordinator
    • Previous winners are not eligible to apply for a period of two years
    • Nominations close 22 October 2021

Student Volunteer of the Year

The University actively encourages and promotes the culture of volunteering and we greatly appreciate the contribution volunteers make to the University and wider community. This award recognises the considerable contribution made by a student volunteer through their volunteer activity over a period of two semesters or more.

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  • Criteria - Student Volunteer of the Year

    • Describe the student volunteer’s considerable volunteer contribution
    • Outline the impact they have provided to the University and/or wider community
    • Describe any obstacles overcome by the volunteer as part of their volunteering
    • Highlight the level of commitment, dedication and professionalism demonstrated by the volunteer
  • Eligibility - Student Volunteer of the Year

    • The Student Volunteer of the Year award is open to registered student volunteers of the University Volunteer Program through an approved volunteer group
    • The volunteer must have volunteered for a minimum of two semesters
    • Criteria must be addressed and endorsed by the nominees Supervisor and/or Volunteer Coordinator
    • Previous winners are not eligible to apply for a period of two years
    • Nominations close 22 October 2021

Volunteer Group Awards

The University actively encourages and promotes the culture of volunteering and we greatly appreciate the contribution volunteers make to the University. The Volunteer Group Awards are split into two categories that recognises the exceptional achievement by University Volunteer Groups who have demonstrated genuine involvement, long-term value and impact.

Category One – Student 

This category is open to Volunteer Groups whose main outcomes contribute to the student experience and academic learning and teaching For example; mentoring programs.

Category Two – Community

This category is open to Volunteer Groups whose outcomes contribute to the University community and/or the wider community For example; outreach programs.

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  • Criteria - Student and Community Volunteer Group of the Year

    •    Describe the volunteer group’s exceptional volunteer achievement.
    •    Outline the impact the volunteer group has had and the benefits they have provided over a period of 2 years or greater.
    •    Describe any obstacles overcome by the volunteer group as part of their achievement.
    •    Highlight the level of commitment, dedication and professionalism demonstrated by the volunteer group.

  • Eligibility - Student and Community Volunteer Group of the Year

    • The Volunteer Group Awards are open to registered volunteer groups of the University Volunteer Program for minimum of 2 years.
    • Criteria must be addressed by the Supervisor and/or Volunteer Coordinator and endorsed by their management by COB 22 October.  
    • Previous winners are not eligible to apply for a period of 2 years.

Volunteer Achievement Award winners