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2014 Premier's Volunteer Awards

By: Volunteerism

Category: Honours & Awards

  2.37 PM 7 July, 2014

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As a CFA member, you may be interested in nominating outstanding CFA volunteers who may have a chance to win the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Awards.

These awards represent an opportunity to recognise, thank and celebrate those volunteers who improve people’s circumstances in the face of hardship or who make an outstanding contribution to not-for-profit projects or organisations.

The Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Awards were introduced in 2013. Mr Darrell Benjamin OAM, from Moe, raised almost $1 million for the Royal Children’s Hospital and was named Victorian Volunteer of the Year. He had been raising money for the Royal Children’s Good Friday Appeal since 1978. Mr

Mr Benjamin received $10,000 for his chosen charity.

It is believed that there are some 1.5 million volunteers across the state who give their time to improve the lives of fellow Victorians, particularly those who suffer hardship.

Nominations are currently open for the 2014 edition of the Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Awards.

Categories include Victorian Volunteer of the Year, Senior Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, Regional Volunteer of the Year and Metropolitan Volunteer of the Year.

You can nominate an individual or a team of volunteers under any category. However, you must ensure that the person or team you nominate meets the criteria defined for each category.

You can send your nomination to the secretariat by email or post it but you must include your supporting documents.

Nominations close Friday 1 August 2014. The winners will be announced on Sunday 12 October 2014.

For further information, including the criteria for each category, please contact: The Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Awards Secretariat, Department of Premier and Cabinet: 1 Treasury Place, East Melbourne. VIC. 3002; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone 9651 5005, or go to

Last Updated: 10 July 2014