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Nominations are now open for Volunteer of the Year Award

Posted 17 July 2015 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Con Hindi is inviting local organisations to nominate individuals they think should be shortlisted for the Hurstville City Council Volunteer of the Year Award 2015.

Mayor Hindi said that these awards are extremely important in celebrating, acknowledging and thanking those people who have provided invaluable services across the community.

“Many residents across Hurstville regularly and selflessly donate their time, skills and experience to benefit our neighborhood,” he said.

“Whether it is through sporting and service clubs, emergency services, social work, aged care or environmental groups, these awards are a great way of letting volunteers know just how invaluable their contribution and involvement is.”

Council is encouraging 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. Please note that individuals who have received a volunteer award in the past three years are ineligible to be considered for an award.

Mayor Hindi will honour International Volunteers’ Day by hosting a special awards ceremony, the Hurstville City Council Volunteer of the Year Awards on Thursday, 12 November 2015.

Nominations for the 2015 Hurstville City Council Volunteer of the Year Awards close on Wednesday, 7 October 2015.

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

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