NOMINATIONS for the 2012 Greater Shepparton Volunteer Recognition Awards is now open and Greater Shepparton City Council is seeking community involvement to help celebrate the generosity of our local volunteers.
There are six categories for the awards; volunteer team, male volunteer, female volunteer, female and male youth volunteer (for people aged up to 25) and rural volunteer (for towns with under 5,000 residents).
Greater Shepparton Mayor, Michael Polan said volunteers are the lifeblood of the community.
“Volunteers work across a wide range of sectors, including emergency services, education, sport, environment, the arts and many more.
“Last year’s winners volunteered across a range of sectors and made a wonderful contribution to all areas of our society.
“It is important we recognise the great work our volunteers do across all areas, as without them, many programs and events would not be as successful as they are.
“I strongly encourage anyone who knows of a volunteer to nominate them for an award so they can be recognised for their hard work.”
Nominations for the awards close Friday, March 30.
An awards presentation will be held during National Volunteer Week in May.
Nomination forms are available from council’s website www.greatershepparton.com.au, from Council’s Customer Service Counter, or by contacting Council’s Community Strengthening Officer Michelle Latorre on 5832 9700.