Queensland Volunteering Awards 2021

Join us in a standing ovation for each and every volunteer across the sunshine state in 2020.

In a year unlike any other, Queensland volunteers persevered through fire, wind, flood and global pandemic to help fellow Queenslanders and our precious state.

A volunteer is not your average person. A volunteer is a hero. Someone who sees beyond their own needs and places importance on the people and the world around them. It is because of the selfless acts of volunteers that our society is richer.

Nominations for the 2021 Queensland Volunteer Awards are now open!

We invite you to nominate outstanding volunteers, volunteer managers and volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) to showcase to Queensland the unparallel contribution that our homegrown volunteers make!

Nominations close April 16th at 5pm AEST

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Award categories

In 2021 we welcome nominations for outstanding volunteers and organisations across six categories: 

Volunteer of the Year Award

Presented in honour of an individual who has made an exemplary voluntary contribution and who through their volunteering has made a significant impact towards Queensland’s well-being.

Youth Volunteering Award

Presented in celebration of an individual aged between 15 to 24 years, who has demonstrated an outstanding voluntary commitment in Queensland and who through their volunteering has positively impacted the lives of others.

Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award

Presented in honour of an individual who has made an exemplary life-long contribution to volunteering and who through their volunteering has contributed to the betterment of the community in Queensland.

Excellence in Volunteer Management Award

Presented in acknowledgement of an individual salaried or non-salaried volunteer manager who has demonstrated good practice in the management of volunteers and the delivery of volunteer programs by those volunteers.

Volunteering Impact Award

Presented in recognition of a volunteer program or activity that has made a positive, measurable and sustainable economic, social, cultural and/or environmental impact on the Queensland community.

Corporate Volunteering Award

Presented in acknowledgement of a Queensland based business that has made a significant impact to the Queensland community through its employee volunteering program.

Nominations close April 16th at 5pm AEST

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Selections

Nominations close April 16th at 5pm AEST

Winners will be chosen by a selection panel of community, government and business leaders.

Each nomination will be carefully considered and assessed against a criteria which each panel member will adhere to.

Once finalists in each category are chosen, Volunteering Queensland will perform a reference check to complete the process and officially declare the finalists.

Finalists and nominators will be notified by email the week of 26 April 2021. Travel arrangements will be made for all finalists after this date.

Those not selected as finalists will be notified after 3 May 2021.

 

The award ceremony

The 2021 Queensland Volunteering Awards ceremony will be held on Friday 21 May 2021 at Brisbane City Hall.

Following from the virtual awards last year, 2021 will be a celebration to remember and will take place as a hybrid program both in person and online. Event details and invitations will be sent out at the end of February 2021.

This year we will honour the commendable efforts of volunteers, volunteer managers and volunteer involving organisations who put others ahead of themselves during a tumultuous and uncertain year.

Volunteering Queensland, along with the Queensland state and local government, and the broader community of the Sunshine State will hear the stories of those who have gone above and beyond in their contribution to the communities.

We honour the award recipients with a commemorative trophy and certificate and look forward to profiling their story and experience through an extensive media campaign.

All finalists will receive complimentary entry to the awards ceremony. Additional tickets will be available for purchase.

Limited tickets will be available for sale to adhere to Covid-19 social distancing rules.

Further details and invitations will be sent at the end of February 2021.

 

Previous queensland volunteer awards

The Queensland Volunteer awards are a time to celebrate the volunteering sector and all those who dedicate their time, energy and resources to improving peoples lives and protecting our environment.

As an organisation, we are very proud of the ongoing dedication of volunteers and volunteer managers. It is an honour to witness so many individuals come together to work towards the betterment of our communities.

We would like to share with you Snippets from the Queensland Volunteering Awards from years gone by and look forward to celebrating with you in 2021 and beyond!

View all the details of past awards ceremonies from 201920182017, and 2016.

  

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Resources

Example Nomination Forms:

Questions  

For assistance with nominations, please contact us on 07 3002 7600 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.