NOMINATIONS are now open for the Victorian champions awards.
The awards which recognise and reward the tireless efforts of volunteers are comprised of four categories.
Impact – volunteers who have delivered a significant improvement or achievement for their organisation, sector or community through their service
Leadership – volunteers with or without formal leadership positions who have succeeded in bringing groups of people together to solve a problem or provide a service to the community
Service – celebrating volunteers who have dedicated their efforts over a significant period.
Teamwork – for groups of volunteers who through collaboration and teamwork have delivered exceptional results for their project, organisation or community.
Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the community depends on a wide range of volunteers for social support, safety, education, sports and recreation.
“The state winner will receive $10,000 to go towards a charity of their choice and receive the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Award,” he said.
Nominations close on May 28 at 5 pm.