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 as supporter.

Nominations open now

Nominations extended - Nominate by 31 August 2018

Awards Nomination Kit

Awards Nomination Form [Online]

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2017 Award recipients 

Northern Territory Wide

Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award/Overall NT Volunteer of the Year Award
Recipient: Lesley King, St John Ambulance NT
Highly commended: Michael Farrelly, Bushfires NT Alice Springs

Excellence in Volunteer Management Award
Winner: Mandy Paradise, St John Ambulance NT
Highly commended: Amanda Houston, Bushfires NT Alice Springs

Northern Territory Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year
Winner: Bushfires NT VCC Corporate Team

Central Australia

Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year
Winner: National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame
Highly commended: Country Women's Association, Tennant Creek

Emergency Service Volunteer Award
Winner: Ben Balmer, Bushfires NT Alice Springs
Highly commended: Gerrard Lessels, NTES Ntaria

Chief Minister's Volunteer of the Year Award
Winner: Laurel May, Alice Springs Theatre Group
Highly commended: Fiona Reid, St John Ambulance NT

Chief Minister's Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
Ben Rowley, St John Ambulance NT

Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award
Highly commended: Michael Farrelly, Bushfires NT Alice Springs

Top End

Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year
Winner: Acacia Hills Volunteer Bushfire Brigade (Bushfires NT)
Highly commended: Dundee Volunteer Bushfire Brigade (Bushfires NT)
Highly commended: Carers NT

Emergency Service Volunteer Award
Winner: Thomas Charles McIntyre, Bushfires NT Darwin River
Highly commended: Byron Calvert, Australian Volunteer Coastguard

Chief Minister's Volunteer of the Year Award
Winner: Anna Kerwin, Katherine & District Show Society
Highly commended: Brian Ch’ng, St John Ambulance NT
Highly commended: Lynda Stanwix, Darwin Netball Association

Chief Minister's Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
Leanne Eltagonde, St John Ambulance NT 

Dates

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

Past 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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