Volunteer Recognition Awards

Greater Shepparton City Council’s Volunteer Recognition Awards are an opportunity to recognise and thank volunteers who contribute their time and energy for the good of our community. The Volunteer Recognition Awards are held annually during National Volunteer Week.

By establishing these awards, we recognise the efforts of a number of great people who are an important part of our wonderful community.

The next Volunteer Recognition Awards will be held on Monday 20 May 2024.

You can watch the Awards Ceremony LIVE on this page, from 6.15pm on Monday 20 May 2024:

There are four award categories for 2024:

  • Young Volunteer: 12 to 25 years of age.
  • Adult Volunteer: 26 years of age and over.
  • Volunteer Team: A group of two or more people.
  • Long Serving Volunteer: 15 years or more service.

Nominations for the 2024 Volunteer Recognition Awards have now closed

The closing date for nominations was 26 February 2024.

Submitting your nomination

  • Nominations must be submitted through the form provided at the bottom of this page.

Guidelines for Nominators

  • It is vital you read the Guidelines for Nominators before you begin your nomination.
  • The Guidelines outline eligibility criteria, the assessment process, and information about the celebration of nominees and winners.

The Guidelines for Nominators can be found here:

If you need assistance:

  • Council staff are available to provide support to anyone who may need assistance completing the nomination form, or has any questions about the Volunteer Recognition Awards more generally. Contact us by email at volunteers@shepparton.vic.gov.au or phone (03) 5832 9700.
  • Late nominations will not be accepted.

Past winners

Past Award recipients can be viewed at the link below.

Watch the Awards

The Awards are live streamed on our Facebook Page, or here on our website.

Watch the 2023 Awards here.

Watch the 2022 Awards here.

Watch the 2021 Awards here.

Key definitions

  • Volunteer: For the purpose of these awards, a volunteer is someone who gives their time willingly for the common good and without financial gain. (Volunteering Australia definition)
  • Nominee: A person who volunteers (according to the definition above) within the Greater Shepparton municipality and is being nominated for a Volunteer Recognition Award.

Nomination Form

The online form below can be completed and submitted to place your nomination. 

Nominations have now closed.