Volunteers across the Goulburn electorate will be recognised for their commitment and countless hours of community services as part of the 2021 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, with nominations now open.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said volunteers have been the backbone of our community, particularly over the past 12 months and have dedicated countless hours to support individuals and community groups right across the region.
“From our local sporting groups to our environmental and community groups, our volunteers are the hands that keep our community ticking and contribute in so many ways,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

The opening of nominations for the awards coincides with National Volunteer Week – this year’s theme is Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine.

“When times get tough we see our volunteers shine, they don’t hesitate to get out there and support one another. We can’t underestimate the difference volunteering makes.” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Last year more than more than 118,000 volunteers were recognised from across the State with nominations now open across eight categories, including;
• Adult Volunteer of the Year;
• Young Volunteer of the Year;
• Senior Volunteer of the Year;
• Volunteer Team of the Year;
• Corporate Volunteer of the Year (Individual);
• Corporate Volunteer of the Year (Team);
• Club Volunteer of the Year; and
• Excellence in Volunteer Management.

The Centre for Volunteering CEO Gemma Rygate said the awards were a way to thank, recognise and celebrate the efforts of the state’s 2.4 million volunteers.

“The awards are a vital way for every one of us to say thank you for the invaluable contribution of our volunteers,” Ms Rygate said.

Nominations close on Friday, 9 July 2021. For more information, visit the website.