Give recognition to our unsung heroes

Posted on 16 Mar 2014

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It was published in March 2014, so the information may be out-of-date.

Greater Shepparton City Council encourages its residents to nominate local volunteers in the 5th annual Volunteer Recognition Awards.

The awards, to be presented in May during National Volunteer Work recognise the commitment and dedication of volunteer across a range of categories.

Nominations are sought for male volunteer, female volunteer, male youth volunteer, female youth volunteer (both aged under 25), rural volunteer and volunteer team.

Greater Shepparton Mayor Jenny Houlihan said the awards, now in their fifth year give recognition to the unsung heroes in our community.

"So many of our volunteers go about their role without seeking recognition for their contribution to our community so these awards are a way to give something back to our hard working volunteers," Cr Houlihan said.

"So many of our community groups, sporting groups and community events rely on volunteers to be successful so it is crucial that we recognise the role that volunteers do play. Even Council relies on volunteers to ensure that projects and events run smoothly.

"If you are a member of an organisation or community group who relies on volunteers, I encourage you to nominate them in the volunteer awards."

Nomination forms are available from Council's website, by contacting Council on 5832 9700 or from Council's Welsford Street Office.

Nominations close Friday 11 April and winners will be announced at an event during National Volunteer Week.

For more information, contact Council's Neighbourhoods Team on (03) 5832 9700.

- Released 17 March 2014