Standing up for Canberra

National Volunteer Awards extended

Applications for the 2012 National Volunteer Awards are now open until 8 November 2012. 

These Awards acknowledge the incredible contribution made by millions of Australians who generously volunteer their time to benefit their local communities and those needing assistance.

Canberra has a proud record when it comes to volunteers.  According to Volunteering ACT, the ACT has the highest rate of volunteering in Australia with 38% of us volunteering. 

Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveals that in 2006 – 07 there were 4.6 million volunteers in Australia and they contributed 623 million hours of time.   The economic value of these hours was estimated at $14.6 billion.

“I have been honoured to meet to so many wonderful volunteers in the electorate of Canberra,” Ms Brodtmann said.

“I urge all those who work with or know volunteers in Canberra to consider nominating them for an Award. “

The 2012 National Volunteer Awards ask Australians to nominate volunteers in our community who have donated their time to assist not-for-profit organisations.

Volunteer award categories include:

  1. MP’s Volunteer of the Year
  2. Junior Volunteer Award (17 and under)
  3. Youth Volunteer Award (18-25)
  4. Senior Volunteer Award (65 and over)
  5. Business Volunteer Award
  6. Education Award
  7. Emergency Management Volunteer Award
  8. Environment Award
  9. Innovation in Volunteering Award (organisation or individual)
  10. Long–term Commitment to Community Service Award.

For information on application procedures and closing dates see: