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NT Volunteer of the Year Awards 2021

Applauding Northern Territory Volunteers  

The NT Volunteer of the Year Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of Northern Territory volunteers, volunteer involving organisations and corporate volunteering programs at work in our community.

These prestigious awards promote the important contribution of volunteering to the social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing of the Northern Territory, paying tribute to those who inspire and promote the spirit of volunteerism through exemplary endeavours.

The Awards, established in 2014, are an initiative of Volunteering SA&NT. 

Nominations assessed by an independent Judging Panel chaired by Volunteering NT.

2021 WINNERS

Northern Territory Volunteer of the Year Award 2021 (overall winners)

- Dianne Tynan, Bushfires NT
- Nepalese Association of the Northern Territory

Central Australia

Chief Minister’s Volunteer of the Year Award
Erica Stanley, Australian Red Cross

Chief Minister’s Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
Evie Rose, Purple House

Chief Minister’s Emergency Services Volunteer of the Year Award
Sabina Wakerman, Australian Red Cross

Alice Springs Town Council Community Volunteer Organisation/Team of the Year Award
Jurnkkurakurr Volunteers

INPEX Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award
Brian Vidler, Alice Springs Baseball, Baseball NT

Top End

Chief Minister’s Volunteer of the Year Award
Dan Tellam, RSL Darwin Sub-branch, Billeroy House

Chief Minister’s Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
Leroy Gazey, NTES, Katherine Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, Australian Airforce Cadets (AAFC)

Chief Minister’s Emergency Services Volunteer of the Year Award
Dianne Tynan, Bushfires NT

StudyNT International Student Volunteer of the Year Award
Zitan (Sunny) Liu, StudyNT, Office of Youth Affairs, Kindness Shake, Multicultural Council of NT

Community Volunteer Organisation/Team of the Year Award
Nepalese Association of the Northern Territory

INPEX Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award
Dianne Tynan, Bushfires NT
Garry Casey, NTFS, NTES

Excellence in Volunteer Management Award
Sarah Moses, Darwin Community Legal Service

Media Release

Double Accolades for NT Volunteers 

Awards Presentation

Image gallery (Facebook)
Awards presentation video   

Contact Us
Kym Cairns, Sector Services Manager
T:  0439 677 181
E:  ntvolawards@volunteeringsa-nt.org.au

Sponsors

Past recipients

2020 Recipients
2019 Recipients
2018 Recipients
2017 Recipients 
Chief Minister's Medal for Volunteering Achievement

Winner: Donna Hunter, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)
Highly Commended: Dianne Tynan, Bushfires NT

Chief Minister's Medal for Volunteering Service

Winner: David Joyce, Bushfires NT
Highly Commended: Peter Poole, St John Ambulance Service NT

Chief Minister's Medal for Emergency Service

Ron Green, Northern Territory Emergency Services

Volunteering SA&NT Award for Organisational Excellence (Small)

Winner: Multicultural Youth NT
Highly Commended: Alice Springs Beanie FestivalSt John Ambulance NT

Volunteering SA&NT Award for Organisational Excellence (Large)

Highly Commended: Vinnies Alice Springs

Chief Minister's Medal for Volunteering Achievement

Winner: Vicki James, Riding for the Disabled Alice Springs Incorporated
Highly Commended: Gordon Coward, Douglas Daly Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, Bushfires NT

Chief Minister's Medal for Volunteering Service

Winner: Nella Willis, Drovers Volunteer Service Alice Springs Hospital
Highly Commended: Rosemary Burkitt, Red Cross

Chief Minister's Medal for Emergency Services

Winner: Geoff Kenna, NT Fire and Rescue Service, Alice Springs Rural Volunteers

Organisational

Volunteering SA&NT Award for Organisational Excellence - Small Organisation

Winner: 8CCC Community Radio Incorporated

Volunteering SA&NT Award for Organisational Excellence - Large Organisation

Highly Commended: Conservation Volunteers Australia