NT Volunteer of the Year Awards

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The NT Volunteer of the Year Awards highlight exemplary volunteer work and recognise the outstanding contribution of NT volunteers, volunteer involving organisations, corporate volunteering programs and volunteer managers who make an invaluable contribution to our communities.

The Awards are an initiative of Volunteering SA&NT, with the Northern Territory Government as major sponsor and Jacana Energy and INPEX Ichthys LNG Project as supporters.

Awards Presentation

Central Australia (Alice Springs) 7 November 2018
Top End (Darwin) 8 November 2018

Winners 2018

NT wide

Volunteer of the Year Award:
Neil Westbury, MJD Foundation and Frank Dunstan, St John Ambulance (NT) Inc.

INPEX operated Ichthys LNG Project Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award
Frank Dunstan, St John Ambulance (NT) Inc.

Excellence in Volunteer Management Award
Brian Ch’ng, St John Ambulance (NT) Inc.

NT Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year
St Johns Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc. Palmerston Cadet Division

Top End and Central Australia Award winners

Chief Minister’s Volunteer of the Year Award
Top End: Neil Westbury, MJD (Machado-Joseph Disease) Foundation Ltd
Central Australia: Amanda Kimpton, Barkly Region School Sports

Chief Minister’s Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
Top End: Maddison Carrier, St John Ambulance (NT) Inc.
Central Australia: Emma Gaskon, St John Ambulance (Alice Springs)

Jacana Energy’s Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year
Top End: Friends of the Botanic Gardens
Central Australia: Alice Springs Volunteer Bushfire Brigade

Emergency Services Volunteer Award
Top End: Natalie Reimer, Australian Red Cross
Central Australia: Kathryn Cooper, NT Emergency Service (NTES)

Supporters
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Past 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

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