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Reward and Celebrate with the Gold Coast’s Finest Volunteers

By March 13, 2019 No Comments

Volunteering Services Australia (VSA) is excited to be hosting the 2019 Gold Coast Volunteer Awards celebrated during National Volunteer Week 20 – 26 May 2019.

“The Gold Coast Volunteer Awards is the only event of its kind on the Gold Coast. We are honoured to be bringing together the city’s finest volunteers and community organisations for this special occasion.” said Simon Nugus, CEO of Volunteering Services Australia.

For the first time ever, the Awards are open to all volunteers and volunteer organisations on the Gold Coast. The categories include:

  • Gold Coast Volunteer of the Year
  • Gold Coast Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Gold Coast Volunteer Coordinator of the Year
  • Gold Coast Community Organisation of the Year
  • Gold Coast Community Project of the Year
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

The Gold Coast Volunteer Awards will be held at the magnificent HOTA on Saturday 25 May 2019,
4-7pm. Gathering at dusk, hundreds of the Gold Coasts finest volunteers, organisations and corporates will come together to honour, reward and recognise the contribution volunteers make to the Gold Coast.

Sera Jeong was the previous Gold Coast Youth Volunteer of the Year winner. Sera has enjoyed volunteering from a very young age and believes this has fuelled her passion for making a difference.

“I volunteer not only because it is my privilege to make a meaningful contribution to my community, but also because it is all of our responsibility to take care of one another,” Said Sera Jeong.

“I believe volunteering has given me greater self-esteem. The motivation and vision I get from volunteering will help me reach my professional goals earlier and broaden my personal networks too.” Said Ms Jeong.

If you would like to nominate someone for the 2019 Gold Coast Volunteer Awards, visit www.vsaustralia.org.au/volunteerawards Nominations close Friday 26 April 2019.

Media Contact: Nicole Smith m: 0439 929 655 p: 07 5526 0688 e: Nicole.smith@vsaustralia.org.au

VOLUNTEERING SERVICES AUSTRALIA is the largest volunteer resource centre in Australia and is one of the top three community transport operators in the country. With outreach programs across the Gold Coast, West Moreton (Ipswich/Jimboomba) and Launceston, Tasmania.