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NT Volunteer of the Year Awards 2022

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Northern Territory Volunteer of the Year Awards 
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain. 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 are assessed by an independent Judging Panel chaired by Volunteering NT.

Nominations

Nominations closed 31 August 2022

Please ensure you have read and agree to the entry conditions outlined in the Nomination Kit.

NOMINATION KIT 
ONLINE NOMINATION FORM 
Note: If you experience any issues with the online nomination form, please email ntvolawards@volunteeringsa-nt.org to request a PDF version.


Awards Presentations

The recipients of the Awards will be announced publicly at two Awards Presentations:

  • Central Australia Awards: Alice Springs, 18 October 2022
  • Top End Awards: Darwin, 20 October 2022

All nominees and the person nominating will receive an invitation to attend the Awards ceremony in their area.

Media 

Celebrating Exceptional NT Volunteers - media release
Radio ad (30 sec)

Contact Us

Darwin
Ana Nunez - Regional Coordinator NT
Email T 8989 4502

Alice Springs
Roman Khitiaev - Volunteer Coordinator
Email  T 8950 0530

Sponsors

MAJOR SPONSOR               

AWARD CATEGORY SPONSORS          

OTHER SPONSORS                        

For more information

Past recipients

2021 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