Nominate someone who makes a difference

Posted on 20 Mar 2013

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It was published in March 2013, so the information may be out-of-date.

Greater Shepparton City Council is seeking nominations for the 2013 Greater Shepparton Volunteer Recognition Awards.

Now in their fourth year, the volunteer awards recognise the contribution made to the community by volunteers.

Greater Shepparton Mayor Jenny Houlihan said volunteers are the lifeblood of the community.

"Volunteers work across a wide range of sectors, including emergency services, education, sport, environment, the arts and many more," Cr Houlihan said.

"Last year's winners volunteered across a range of sectors and made a wonderful contribution to all areas of our society.

"It is important we recognise the great work our volunteers do across all areas, as without them, many programs and events would not be as successful as they are.

"I strongly encourage anyone who knows of a volunteer to nominate them for an award so they can be recognised for their contribution to our community."

There are six categories for the awards; volunteer team, male volunteer, female volunteer, female and male youth volunteer (for people aged up to 25) and rural volunteer (for towns with under 5,000 residents).

Nominations for the awards close Friday 29 March 2013.

An awards presentation will be held during National Volunteer Week in May.

Nomination forms are available from the Volunteers Section on council's website, from Council's Customer Service Counter, or by contacting Council's Neighbourhoods Department on (03) 5832 9700.

- Released 21 March 2013