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Last chance to enter Volunteering Victoria Awards
Nominations close next week for the 2016 Volunteering Victoria State Awards – and CFA members are encouraged to apply.
Now in their second year, the Awards aim to showcase the commitment and work of volunteer managers, programs and volunteer-involving organisations, while recognising the ways in which volunteering is evolving in new and innovative ways.
The following categories are open to volunteer managers, volunteer-delivered programs or volunteer-involving organisations:
For an innovative, unique volunteering program or model that engages volunteers and makes a significant contribution to the work of the organisation, improving its ability to achieve its purpose and objectives, and deliver positive outcomes for its stakeholders.
For demonstrating and championing best practice volunteer management (this should include consideration of The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement).
For engaging with and including individuals or groups often excluded from mainstream or traditional volunteering (eg, CALD community members, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability, senior Victorians, LGBTI people and recently arrived migrants and refugees).
For making a positive, measurable and sustainable social, environmental and/or economic impact on the community, individuals or cause supported by the program.
Further Awards are:
Thought Leadership Award
For an individual or team who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and/or research regarding volunteering practice or theory.
Employee Volunteering Award
For an organisation that delivers a specific, significant and sustained benefit to one or more volunteer-involving organisations through its employee volunteering program. The volunteering contribution may include general (team) or skilled volunteering, including pro bono work.
If you feel you fit one of the categories, please submit a nomination or pass on this information onto anyone you feel deserves to be recognised.
Further information about the upcoming awards, including last year’s winner, can be found here.
Nominations must be received by 5pm next Friday 26 August 2016