Past Awards: 2008 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award
The 2008 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award showcased active volunteers who have shown dedication and initiative in their work and have positively contributed to the not-for-profit organisation they volunteer for.
The 2008 Award ceremony was held at Parliament House on 5 December 2008, to celebrate International Volunteer Day. The NSW Minister for Volunteering and Patron of the Awards, The Hon Graham West, presented the Awards. The special guest MC was ABC Radio's Adam Spencer.
The Centre for Volunteering developed the Award, a major State Government supported initiative, to recognise the contribution the 1.7 million volunteer workers make to the community every year.
In 2008 The Centre received 445 quality nominations, much larger than the organisation anticipated.
On 5 December 2008, 160 Regional Winners, volunteers, MPs, Volunteer Managers and CEOs of NSWs' leading not-for-profit organisations and members of the media joined together for the awarding of Volunteer Awards to: