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 2016
This year Volunteer South West held the annual National Volunteer Week Awards for the South West in the function room at the City of Bunbury.
50 Volunteers from 34 not-for-profit agencies enjoyed some training and a smashing morning tea.
The South West Volunteer of the Year Awards were again well received with many volunteers nominated across a variety of organisations.
Award Winners for 2016
Youth Volunteer of the Year – Steven Murphy from Riding for the Disabled – Collie
Volunteer of the Year – Geof Branson from Dolphin Discovery Centre
Nominatees who received Certificates of Appreciation were:
Darren Stevens Sail into Life
Anna Foster JSW Training & Community Services
Gaye Dwyer Rotary Sail into Life Bunbury
Giuliano Cantoni Val Lishman Health Research Foundation
Helen Moffat Cancer Council WA -Dot’s
Merv Mancer South West Seniors Expo Inc.
Patrick Gann Riding for the Disabled – Collie
Rosa Moyle Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival
Trudy Cosmic Living Well Social Centre (Collie Adult Day Centre)
Vicki Martin Community Home Care
Viviana Kent Living Well Social Centre (Collie Adult Day Centre)