Volunteer Recognition Awards

Every year a committed and largely unseen army of volunteers give of their time and skills to enhance and uplift the life of the community within the City of Ryde. The annual Volunteer Recognition Awards aim to acknowledge the contribution made by these unsung heroes.  

2014 Nominations

Nominations for 2014 Volunteer and Young Volunteer of the year are now open.

To nominate someone you think has made an outstanding contribution to the community, complete a nomination form:

Nominations close Monday 28 April 2014.


2013 Winners

Sixty nominees for the annual Volunteer Recognition Awards were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the community at a celebration held in their honour at the Civic Centre on 16 May 2013.

Volunteer of the Year: Arthur McKenzie
Arthur has been a volunteer at St Catherine’s Aged Care Service for 16 years and with Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services for 10 years. He is a volunteer bus driver, driving clients to places of interest, and local school and community events. Adept at everything from changing tyres to setting up the picnic spot, he loves to help people overcome social isolation. 

Young Volunteer of the Year: Timothy Williamson
A keen Rotary volunteer and Epping Boys High student, Tim encourages young students to get involved in science and technology as the coach of FIRST Lego Leagues and Robotics Teams. Tim also leads EBHs Stream Watch environmental program and dedicates many hours to fund raising events.

Volunteer Group of the Year: Return to Work Program
Facilitators: Helen Tribe, Victoria O’Neil, Jean White, Anita Belgiorno-Nettis
This group of skilled volunteers work through the Benevolent Society to assist underemployed, disadvantaged or vulnerable women to find part time employment. They have raised funds, designed program content and implemented the work-readiness program that has helped over 50 local women find work.

Find out more

For further enquiries please contact the Events Officer on 9952 8222.


Page Last Updated: 2 April 2014

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