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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 will be assessed by an independent Judging Panel chaired by Volunteering NT.

Nominations now closed

Please ensure you read the information in the Nomination Kit prior to nominating. 
All nominations and supporting documents must be submitted by 5pm Friday 10 September 2021. 

NT Volunteer of the Year Awards Nomination Kit
NT Volunteer of the Year Awards Nomination Form

AWARD CATEGORIES

Central Australia

  1. Chief Minister’s Volunteer of the Year Award
  2. Chief Minister’s Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
  3. Chief Minister’s Emergency Services Volunteer of the Year Award
  4. Alice Springs Town Council Community Volunteer Organisation/Team of the Year Award
  5. INPEX Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award
  6. NT Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation

Top End

  1. Chief Minister’s Volunteer of the Year Award
  2. Chief Minister’s Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
  3. Chief Minister’s Emergency Services Volunteer of the Year Award
  4. Study NT International Student Volunteer of the Year Award
  5. Community Volunteer Organisation/Team of the Year Award
  6. INPEX Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award
  7. Excellence in Volunteer Management Award
  8. NT Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation

Session

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Promotion

Applauding Northern Territory Volunteers - Media release  

Award presentations

Central Australia 9 November 2021 
Witchetty’s @ Araluen Arts Centre 61 Larapinta Drive Alice Springs 

Top End 11 November 2021 
Darwin International Tennis Centre 9 Abala Road Marrara 

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