Volunteering is rewarding – nearly a million volunteers were registered across Australia in 2020-21! That’s why it’s vital to recognise the dedication and passion our local vollies demonstrate every time they do their bit to improve the Cockburn community.
The City of Cockburn holds annual awards to recognise the inspirational efforts of local volunteers. Nominations for the 2022 Cockburn Volunteer Awards are open until 31 July.
This year three separate awards will recognise a Cockburn Volunteer Organisation of the Year, a Volunteer of the Year plus a Mayor’s Volunteer Award for people who have volunteered for more than 10 years.
Last year’s winners were Jandakot Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade established in 1967, Volunteer of the Year and tireless community worker Nicola Bagley and Mayor’s award recipient Norm Dale, co-founder and President of Friends of the Community Inc.
Mayor Logan Howlett, a strong advocate of volunteerism, said the awards were an important part of letting volunteers know their efforts were valued and appreciated.
“Cockburn is renowned for its volunteering and the benefits it brings to the health and wellbeing of our community and importantly in today’s world, our mental health,” Mayor Howlett said.
“Cockburn is the best place to volunteer with a vibrant volunteer resource centre that helps connect local residents with locally-available positions, and we love to recognise the people working hard to make our community the best place to be.
“I encourage people to nominate those that go above and beyond to volunteer on behalf of others. Not only are they fantastic role models but they make a real difference to the lives of others.”
This year $3,600 in prizemoney is available across the three categories.
Submit nominations online
or for more information, contact the Cockburn Volunteer Resource Centre via email
or phone 08 9411 3490.
Find out how to get involved with local volunteering roles
and read about our 2021
award winners on the City’s website.
Mayor Logan Howlett with winners and runners-up announced at the 2021 Cockburn Volunteer Awards presentation.