Community members are invited to recognise the unpaid contributions of their fellow residents by nominating them for a Volunteer of the Year, or Youth Volunteer of the Year award.
An initiative of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, the annual awards event is an opportunity for volunteers to connect, relax, and celebrate their efforts and achievements over the previous year.
Community Development Officer Jessica Black said that the awards play an important role in recognising the invaluable volunteering contributions across a huge range of sectors including emergency services, education, sports, health and welfare, access and inclusion, arts and culture, support and carer work, charity groups, animals welfare, environmental, tutoring and much, much more.
"Many people work tirelessly and quietly behind the scenes making a real difference to our community," said Jessica.
"This is a chance to recognise and celebrate their achievements and offer our gratitude for their invaluable contribution.
"I encourage community members to nominate a deserving friend, colleague, coach, worker, or any other volunteers they have may interacted with."
Nomination forms, which include full details and eligibility criteria, are available via the 'Volunteering' page on the Shire website at www.amrshire.wa.gov.au/services/community-development/volunteering, from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries, and the Civic Administration Centre.
Nominations close 4pm Wednesday 13 November 2019.
The Volunteer of the Year awards will be presented as part of International Volunteer Day celebrations to be held 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 5 December 2019 at the Margaret River HEART.
Hosting this celebration is an initiative of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, as recognised in the Community Strategic Plan 2036 aim of promoting welcoming, inclusive and healthy communities through supporting and valuing volunteers and community groups across the region.