Victorian Premier's Volunteer Champions Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards! 2018 Premier's Volunteer Champions Awards Logo

Do you know an amazing volunteer (or team of volunteers) who deserve public recognition of their skills, efforts, and contribution to the Victorian community?

Nominations are accepted from all sectors, and across all forms of volunteering. Nominees can volunteer with a single organisation, or across multiple organisations. Nominations can include volunteering outside of formal organisational structures.

Volunteers can be recognised for their contributions in both one-off projects and in ongoing roles.

There are four categories of awards – Service, Impact, Leadership, and Teamwork.

About the Awards

The Awards were created to recognise the incredible impact volunteers have across Victoria in building our communities, services, and connections.

All awardees will be honoured at a special presentation ceremony, and receive a certificate and badge. Up to 60 Awardees will be selected from the nominations.

In addition to Awards in the categories of Leadership, Impact, Service, and Teamwork, the Premier’s Volunteer of the Year, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Award will be selected from all Award recipients to honour their significant contributions and outstanding commitment.

Read the Nomination Guidelines, including full terms and conditions

All nominations are to be submitted via Awardsforce: https://premiersvolunteerawards.awardsplatform.com/

Nominations for the 2018 Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards will close at 5pm (AEST), Monday, 28 May 2018.

Overview of 2018 award categories

Service awards

Do you know someone who has given service to one or more organisations or causes for many years, or in many capacities? Perhaps they’re the person who always says “yes” whenever there’s a call for help, or who has helped with everything from the canteen to the committee, or perhaps they’re someone everyone relies on to keep things moving? Or do you know someone who just always shows up and does their best to help?

Nominate them for a service award!

Impact awards

There are some people who see a problem or an issue and figure out a way to solve it, not just for themselves, but for everyone in the community. Do you know someone who has fixed a problem, facilitated a solution, or simply figured out how to deliver change, whether small or large for their organisation, sector, or community?

Nominate them for an impact award!

Leadership awards

Leaders are the people that bring others together, that set the path, that can identify a way through to solve an issue, improve a service, or connect the dots. They’re the ones that not only create change, but bring others on the journey with them. Leaders occur at all levels of an organisation, not just those in formal leadership positions! Do you know someone who has established or improved or grown a service, engaged others and built a team, or helped build connections?

Nominate them for a leadership award!

Teamwork awards

Sometimes we create the most effective results by working together! Do you know a small group of people (up to 10 individuals) who have become a team to set up a project, run a service, or build an organisation? Have they created something bigger than themselves and made it stronger through teamwork?

Nominate them for a teamwork award!

More information

For more information on the Victorian Premier's Volunteer Champions Awards, please contact:

Email: premiersvolunteerawards@dhhs.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 9096 7302

Previous award recipients

2017 recipients

Recipients of the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards were formally recognised at a celebration and ceremony on Sunday 11 February 2018 at Government House in Melbourne.

Premier's Volunteer of the Year, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Award

Riley Briese, Gateway Health Gender Service
Impact
An outstanding advocate, Riley’s work has contributed to the a changed landscape of care and support for transgender people. Over the past four years, Riley has spent countless hours co-facilitating events and his contribution has improved the lives of young transgender people in the Wodonga region and beyond.

Riley Briese (centre), with the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, the Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP; and Ms Penny Fowler, Murdoch family representative

Picture: Riley Briese (centre), with the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, the Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP; and Ms Penny Fowler, Murdoch family representative.

A full list of the 2017 Awardees, and an overview of their achievements is included in the Showcase:

2016 recipients

View the Volunteer Champions Showcase to see the full list of Award recipients and all of the nominees and the highly commended shortlist.

2015 recipients

View the Volunteer Champions Showcase to see the full list of Award recipients and all of the nominees and the highly commended shortlist.