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Nominations Open for Volunteer Awards

Nominations now open for the 2023 Queensland Volunteering Awards closing 24 March, 2023.


During National Volunteer Week 15-21 May 2023, volunteers from all over Queensland will be recognised at the Queensland Volunteering Awards at Brisbane City Hall.


“The power and spirit of volunteering is alive and well across Queensland and evidenced every day. Queenslanders are generous, compassionate, and supportive of one another and their local and wider communities.

In a year that continues to see so much uncertainty with the continued disruption of COVID-19, devastating natural disasters and rising costs of living, the one thing Queenslanders have been able to count on is the selfless generosity, hard work and commitment of our extraordinary volunteers who have worked tirelessly to support their communities.

Queensland’s volunteers have always been the life force of their communities, extending helping hands and fostering vital human connections that give hope and meaning to the lives of others. Despite the fall in volunteering in formal settings, informal volunteering continues to thrive, often hiding in the shadows of sporting clubs, schools and charities.


The Queensland Volunteering Awards acknowledge and honour the astonishing contribution and spirit of service of all Queensland volunteers and volunteer involving organisations. The Awards are presented across six categories:

· Queensland Volunteer of the Year Award

· Queensland Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

· Queensland Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award

· Queensland Excellence in Volunteer Management Award

· Queensland Volunteering Impact Award

· Queensland Corporate Volunteering Award


Volunteering Queensland is privileged to present the Awards and we want to recognise the contributions from each and every region of Queensland. We also recognise that one of Queensland's strengths is its diversity and the collective contribution of all its citizens. We therefore welcome and encourage nominations from all members and sectors of the community.


Volunteering Queensland CEO Mara Basanovic said, “The power and spirit of volunteering is alive and well across Queensland and evidenced every day. Queenslanders are generous, compassionate, and supportive of one another and their local and wider communities.”


To nominate, visit the Volunteering Queensland website.

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