Inspirational Volunteer Awards

About the Inspirational Volunteer Awards

Not-for-profit groups and clubs based in, or servicing Cockburn are invited to nominate volunteers from their organisations who deserve recognition for their inspirational volunteering contributions. This year we have also included nominations from individual members of the community.

Inspirational Volunteer Awards 2018

Nominations for this year's Inspirational Volunteer Awards are now closed.

Nomination Guidelines

For more information, please read the Nomination Guidelines.

Inspirational Volunteer Awards categories

Nominate an inspirational volunteer in one of the following categories:

  • Arts & culture
  • Community
  • Environmental & animal protection
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
  • Volunteer with Disability
  • Sports & recreation
  • Youth 

Inspirational Volunteer Awards Prizes

Winners are announced at the annual Inspirational Volunteer Awards event, which this year will be held at the Spearwood Dalmatinac Club. 

The winner for each category will receive a $250 gift voucher and a certificate.

The Inspirational Volunteer of the Year will receive an additional $250 voucher and a trophy.

2018 winners

  • Arts & Culture - Joy Parnell, Historical Society of Cockburn
  • Volunteer with Disability - Nigel Tinson, Cockburn Seniors Centre
  • Sports & Recreation - Michael Penhaligon, All Abilities Rugby
  • Community - Alan Gowland, Men's Shed
  • Environmental & Animal Protection - Christine Duckham, Friends of Dixon Park
  • Youth - Alexander Campbell, Beeliar Community Voice
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander - Natalie Mippy, Coogee Basketball

More information and contact

Please contact the Cockburn Volunteering Development Centre for more information on the Inspirational Volunteer Awards Program Tel: 08 9411 3444 or Email:

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