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Throughout our community, there are hundreds of people whose volunteerism makes a significant difference to the people around them.

Now in their 11th year, the Greater Shepparton City Council recognise the contribution made to the community by volunteers with their Greater Shepparton Volunteer Recognition Awards.

Nominations can be made under six categories including,  volunteer team, male volunteer, female volunteer, youth volunteer (for people aged between 12 and 25), rural volunteer (for towns with under 5,000 residents) and for long serving volunteer.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Seema Abdullah, said those willing to donate their time and effort are the lifeblood of the Greater Shepparton community. “There are many different ways to volunteer, including in emergency services, education, sport, environment, the arts and many more,” Cr Abdullah said.

“Last year’s winners volunteered across a range of sectors and made a wonderful contribution to all areas of our society. However, we know there are many more volunteers out there who have been toiling away without recognition.

“We strongly encourage anyone who knows of a volunteer to nominate them for an award so they can be recognised for their contribution to our community.”

Nominations for the awards close Monday 23 March 2020.

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 Neighbourhoods Department on (03) 5832 9700.