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 2019

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

Inspirational Volunteer Awards Nomination Form

Nomination Guidelines

For more information, please read the Nomination Guidelines.

Inspirational Volunteer Awards categories

Nominate an inspirational volunteer in one of the following categories:

  • Community Leader
  • Volunteer Organisation
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Mayor’s Volunteer Award (10+ years of service)
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Volunteer

2019 Inspirational Volunteer Awards Prizes

Each Category winner will receive a $500 gift voucher and certificate.
The Inspirational Volunteer of the Year winner will have a star named after them; receive an additional $250 voucher
and certificate.

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 3490 or Email:

Social Media Share Links below open in a new window



9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Visit the City of Cockburn homepage