Celebrated annually in May, National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia. The week provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities. NVW provides the platform to pay tribute to the more than 6 million Australians who volunteer their time and expertise.
National Volunteer Week 2017
This year Volunteer South West held its annual National Volunteer Week Awards ceremony for the South West in the function room at the City of Bunbury.
In attendance were 65 guests representing 17 not-for-profit agencies who enjoyed a fabulous morning tea catered by Sylv’s Kitchen while listening to guest speaker, David Kerr, General Manager of the Dolphin Discovery Centre speak of the value of volunteers both local and International.
The South West Volunteer of the Year Awards were again well received with many volunteers nominated across a variety of organisations.
Award Winners for 2017
Youth Volunteer of the Year – Elliot Cargill from Dolphin Discovery Centre
Volunteer of the Year – Jacky Kohlman from Rotary Sail into Life Bunbury
Nominatees who received Certificates of Appreciation were:
Andrew Wilson from Community Home Care
Debra Watson from Bethanie Elanora
Merv Mancer from South West Seniors Expo
Ray Parks from Dolphin Discovery Centre
Vera Gales from Solaris Care