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Calling for nominations for 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award

Posted 19 August 2013 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou is inviting local organisations to nominate individuals for their outstanding efforts for a 2013 Hurstville City Council Volunteer of the Year Award.

Mayor Jacovou said the awards celebrate the valuable contributions of those who regularly volunteer their time, skills and experience for the benefit of the Hurstville community.

“There is a strong culture of volunteering in the Hurstville area, with more than 13.3 per cent of residents giving their time freely to different organisations,” he said.

“These awards are designed to publicly say thank you to those inspiring people of all ages who are selflessly devoting themselves to others through sporting and service clubs, emergency services, social work, aged care, environmental groups, and in many other ways.”

Council is encouraging the executive teams of organisations that engage unpaid workers to nominate a volunteer to receive an award.

Only one individual per organisation can be nominated and they must either live in the Hurstville local government area or have volunteered here for the past 12 months. Additionally, individuals who have received a volunteer award in the past three years are ineligible to be considered for an award.

Volunteer of the Year Awards will be presented at a special ceremony on Thursday, 5 December 2013.

Mayor Jacovou said Council’s reception will coincide with International Volunteers’ Day held on 5 December each year.

“It is important to take time out and acknowledge our local volunteers by thanking these wonderful citizens for the outstanding contribution they make to Hurstville City,” he said.

Nominations for the 2013 Hurstville City Council Volunteer of the Year Awards close on Wednesday, 30 October 2013.

For more information, or to nominate someone, http://www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/Official-Ceremonies.html or phone Council’s Events and Protocol Officer, Helen Dickenson-Panas on 9330 6067.

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