After 50 years of community involvement, an outstanding volunteer has been nominated for the Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award for his vital work. Throughout his life, John Horton, 75, has volunteered consistently in various capacities and for the last five years has visited isolated older men, weekly, as part of ‘Circle of Men’ at the Wellington Park Aged Care facility.

After overseeing and ensuring the safety of hundreds of pilots, aircrew, ground support crew, and fire crews, an extraordinary volunteer has been nominated for the Volunteer of the Year Award. Since 2007, Mark Doble, 47, has made a lasting impact on aviation capability across the state through his involvement in the development and delivery of a number of specialist air operations training packages as well as his commitment to support air operations through emergencies.

After looking after generations of members and nippers, an outstanding volunteer has been nominated for the Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award for her vital work at her local surf club. Since 1953, Lorraine Buhk, 80, has been volunteering with Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club and helping at a local, state, national and international level.

This article appeared in ABC News Online - Sunshine Coast, 20 May 2016.  With painful memories of the Stolen Generation, Aunty Lillian Burke has volunteered with up to a hundred advisory boards, committees and consultancy groups over the last 10 years, and her efforts have now been formally recognised.

We’re proud to announce that Mr David Ham, our Volunteer Support Manager and valued team member, was honoured with an Order of Australia Medal at this year’s Australia Day Awards. As the Commonwealth of Australia states, his “service to education, and to the community through voluntary roles” has had an immense impact.

A passionate advocate for women and children, who suffer at the hands of a violent family member, has been nominated for the inaugural Queensland Volunteering Awards. Nicolle Edwards founded RizeUp, which aims to educate, empower and end domestic violence. She has gathered a committed group of volunteers who help provide fully-furnished homes for families escaping domestic violence and offer school supplies to children forced to change schools.

This article appeared in Mission to Seafarers Port of Brisbane, 21 March 2016. You might not have heard of the Mission to Seafarers but that’s where Fitzgibbon’s Marcia Scholes has been volunteering since 1946.

The Queensland Police Service South Brisbane District Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) Program has been nominated for the Queensland Volunteering Awards for its positive impact on the community.

This article appeared in The Chronicle, 26 March 2016. Toowoomba woman Serenette Crombie has devoted herself to improving the lives of young women.  The 24-year-old has been nominated for the inaugural Queensland Volunteering Awards after 11 years of volunteering for the Queensland Country Women's Association Young Leaders program. 

An exceptional leader who oversees 9,200 volunteers has been nominated for the Excellence in Volunteer Management Award. Anastasia Magriplis has led the UnitingCare Queensland volunteer team for over 20 years, demonstrating excellence in operational and strategic leadership through significant changing times.

In August this year, the Governor-General of Australia awarded a record 44 National Emergency Medals to the volunteers of Brisbane Coast Guard, for their critical work saving lives and property throughout the worst of the Brisbane Flood Emergency in January 2011. This is a record – the largest number of Federal medals ever awarded to any Coast Guard Flotilla, in the 50-year history of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association.

During National Volunteer Week, 8-14 May, the 2017 Queensland Volunteering Awards were held to acknowledge the efforts of thousands of volunteers, volunteer managers, and volunteer-involving organisations in bringing about positive change within their communities. The awards presentation and recognition ceremony was held on Friday 12 May in the Brisbane Room of Brisbane City Hall.

In recognition of International Volunteer Day the 2018 Queensland Volunteering Awards are now open! The awards will acknowledge the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, volunteer managers, volunteer-involving organisations and businesses in bringing about positive change within their communities.

The inaugural Queensland Volunteering Awards acknowledged the extraordinary and valuable work done every day by thousands of volunteers and organisations across the state. Award nominees, finalists and recipients were honoured at the Awards Presentation and Recognition Ceremony at Brisbane Room, Brisbane City Hall on Friday 13 May during National Volunteer Week 2016.

These prestigious awards acknowledge the value and vital contribution of volunteering to the well-being of Queensland and its people.

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During National Volunteer Week, 21-27 May, the 2018 Queensland Volunteering Awards were held to honour the inspiring endeavours of hundreds of volunteers, volunteer managers, volunteer-involving organisations and businesses that invest in employee volunteering programs, to bring about positive change in our community.

Sailability Brisbane has been nominated for the Queensland Volunteering Awards for its positive impact on the community. The organisation provides sailing for people with all types and levels of disability in order to bring enjoyment, encourage development and provide a broader life experience.

This article appeared in Quest Community News Online, 16 April 2016. Seventeen Mile Rocks’ Dorothy Kirby has volunteered at South Brisbane’s Maritime Museum for the past 42 years and has been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Queensland Volunteering Awards to be announced in May.

Starting at just 10 years old, an inspiring young volunteer has been nominated for the Youth Volunteering Award for his work with the World's Biggest Garage Sale. Tobey Thompson, 13, has helped during the organisation and planning of the big event in 2015 and 2017.

An inspirational Bribie Island teenager has been nominated for the inaugural Queensland Volunteering Awards due to her campaigning and fundraising for Australian wildlife. Sixteen-year-old Tegan Lather has volunteered for five years organising fun runs and regular beach clean ups for the benefit of local wildlife and marine animals.

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