Meander Valley Volunteer Awards 2023
Meander Valley Council’s Volunteer Awards Program acknowledges exceptional voluntary service contributed by Meander Valley residents throughout the previous year.
This award program is now in its 27th year and during this time Council has recognised over 760 volunteers.
Nominations are now open and the Awards Categories for 2023 are as follows:
Meander Valley Citizen of the Year 2023
This Award is open to any resident of Meander Valley Council area who is 25 years or older (as at 1 January 2023) and is considered to have made a significant contribution to the Meander Valley Community.
Meander Valley Young Citizen of the Year 2023
The Young Citizen of the year is open to an outstanding individual, aged 10 - 25 years of age (as at 1 January 2023), who is considered to have made a significant contribution to the Meander Valley Community. The nominated applicant is expected to create a better future for Meander Valley in some way.
Criteria to aid assessors: This may be in the capacity of
injecting ideas into the community for community development or for
enhanced capacity building. It may include Mentoring Young People, or
fundraising efforts for Meander Valley organisations or residents in
some capacity. Applications may include but are not limited to these
Meander Valley Lifetime Contribution Award 2023
This award is open to Meander Valley Residents over 67
years of age who have continued to contribute and offer their services,
skills or expertise, to support the MV Community.
Meander Valley Community Event of the Year 2023
This award is determined by the capacity the event has to
bring the community together, foster a sense of place, build strong
community connections, create a spirit of community and encourage
Contribution to Meander Valley Sports Award 2023
The Contribution to Meander Valley Sports Award is open to
any individual above the age of 18 years in recognition of their own
personal sporting achievements. It may also include contribution to any
sport in a pioneering, competitive, administrative, organisational,
mentoring or coaching role.
Contribution to Meander Valley Arts & Culture Award 2023
The Contribution to Meander Valley Arts & Culture Award
is open to person who has offered their services to extend the
influence of arts &/or culture in the Meander Valley Region. This
may include but is not limited to: Cultural awareness training or
appreciation activities or events including indigenous and
multi-cultural activities, movie, film, dance, drama, music, sound &
lighting for events, provision of arts or creative pursuits of any
nature relevant to fit the category.
Meander Valley Exceptional Volunteer Award 2023
This Award is open to any applicant who is a Meander Valley
Council area resident and is of a minimum age of 15 years of age (as at
1 January 2023) and includes residents who have not yet reached the
government recognized retirement age (as at 1 January 2023).
How to Nominate a community member for any of the Awards
You don’t need to be daunted by the task of nominating your role model or inspiring colleague, community champion, friend, or family member. The best nominations are those that tell a story. They’re not always the best written or have a long list of attachments and referees, but they capture the characteristics of an extraordinary Volunteer making a difference.
To make a nomination, please complete the nomination form and submit.
Nominations are now open and close at midday on Monday 27 November