Palliative Care NSW Volunteer Support Services Programme

Volunteer Awards in NSW

Listed here are award programs in NSW for which volunteers could be eligible for nomination. If you know of other award programs please contact us to add them to the list:

NSW Volunteer of the Year Award (Centre for Volunteering) – Nominations open in February and close in mid-July, awards presented in December each year, categories include: Student – Full-time students in Primary, Secondary, Vocational or Tertiary study; Youth- 24 years and under; Adult – 25 to 64 years; Senior – 65 years +; Volunteer Team; Excellence in Volunteer Management; Corporate Volunteer (Individual); Corporate Volunteer Team.

Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program (NSW Volunteering) – Student and adult categories, awarded annually. Adult nominations close 30 June and 30 September, categories include: Volunteering effort by those of any age. Ordinarily, eligibility will require an individual volunteering commitment to a project, cause, or for a significant period of time for one or more causes; People who have recently retired and have commenced or continued volunteering; People with more than 25 years of volunteering experience; People with more than 40 years of volunteering experience.

NSW Health Awards (NSW Health) – Hosted and sponsored by NSW Health annually in early November. The Awards celebrate award recipients across a range of categories ‘striving to improve the delivery of care to patients across NSW Health’. Recipients are selected by their peers, internal nomination process.

Volunteers Supporting Palliative Care (Palliative Care NSW) – Awards held every 2 years, nominations close in mid-September awarded in October as part of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, to recognise the exceptional contribution of a volunteer or volunteer service to improving the experience of a patient/s with Palliative Care needs or their family.

Other suitable award programs may be held by local communities or Local Health Districts.