Westpac Partners 2010 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award
Westpac Banking Corporation has become a partner to help broaden nominations for the 2010 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Awards recognise the 2.4 million volunteers in NSW who work tirelessly for the community.
This year, Westpac branches throughout NSW will help promote the call for nominations.
The awards are organised by The Centre for Volunteering, the peak body for volunteers in NSW. They will be officially launched on Monday, 10 May by the NSW Minister for Volunteering and Patron of the Award, the Hon. Peter Primrose.
Chief Executive of the Centre, Lynne Dalton, said the High Street exposure that Westpac can offer will be a huge boost to the Awards.
“Last year we received in excess of 450 nominations, all of them of the highest quality and showing the dedication that people of all ages have to the community,” said Ms Dalton. “That was without the ability to constantly remind people to nominate.
“The constant reminder through posters and the support of staff in Westpac branches will give a huge boost for us to remind representatives of the thousands of not-for-profit organisations throughout the State to nominate their most dedicated and productive workers.
“The week in-week out contributions that volunteers make stretch from aged care, education and child welfare and counselling, through to emergency callout, event control to running sports, guiding young people clubs, environmental care and animal protection. There’s hardly an area of life which is not helped by volunteering.”
The 2010 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award program will be run through 19 regions (eight of them in Sydney). The Awards will recognise individual, youth and senior volunteers, volunteer teams and the effort the corporate sector makes. Regional winners will be entered for the title of 2010 NSW Volunteer of the Year to be presented in December to recognise International Volunteers Day.
Kristin Romanis, NSW Volunteer of the Year Award Manager, The Centre for Volunteering
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