Volunteer of the Year Awards

2018 Volunteer of the Year Awards

Congratulations to our 2018 Award winners!

Ian Laughlin for The President’s Award, Brett Riley for the Distinguished Service Award, Colin Grenfell for the Spirit of Volunteering Award: and Lisa Ye for The Young Volunteer Achievement Award.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate our outstanding volunteers.

The awards recognise and celebrate the contributions of our outstanding volunteers, across four categories.  

  • The Spirit of Volunteering Award recognises the outstanding efforts of a volunteer who is committed and passionate about their volunteering duties. Someone who consistently contributes and helps others. Committee Convenors are especially encouraged to nominate outstanding members of their committees here.
  • The President's Award seeks to recognise an individual who, through their volunteer activities, contributes significantly to the Institute’s key strategic programs and positively impacts the reputation of the profession.
  • The Distinguished Service Award recognises outstanding achievements of a member who has been an active volunteer with the Institute for more than five years and has contributed to two or more areas of volunteering activities.
  • The Young Volunteer Achievement Award recognises the outstanding contributions made by volunteers aged 30 years and below and are judged based on the nominated applicants’ commitment to excellence in their chosen field of volunteering, leadership and determination to advance the profession.

The very existence of many key programs and services depend on the vital contributions of our volunteers. The Institute would not be able to deliver these without the commitment, time and expertise of so many committee members and volunteers.