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Hurstville City Council seeks Volunteer of the Year nominations

Posted 20 September 2010 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor Sansom said the Awards celebrate the efforts of those who regularly volunteer their time, skills and experience for the community’s benefit.

“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.

“In a time-poor world, it is inspiring that there are people of all ages and from all different backgrounds 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 must either live in the Hurstville local government area or have volunteered here for the past 12 months.

Volunteer of the Year Awards will be presented at a special ceremony on Thursday, 2 December 2010.

Mayor Sansom said Council’s reception will coincide with International Volunteers Day on Sunday, 5 December 2010.

“It is very important to acknowledge our local volunteers and thank these unsung heroes for the enormous difference they make,” he said.

Nominations for Hurstville City Council’s Volunteer of the Year Awards close on Monday, 1 November 2010.

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

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