Volunteer Recognition Program

Would you like to recognise a volunteer for their amazing efforts in the Glen Eira community? We encourage not-for-profit and community-based groups to nominate volunteers for a special award as part of National Volunteer Week.

Volunteers make up an important part of the Glen Eira community and provide valuable contributions through their work with a wide variety of community groups and organisations. 

We will be honouring our volunteers in our annual Community Awards event held during National Volunteers Week beginning 16 May 2022. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2022 is Better Together. ​

Eligibility to nominate

Organisations/groups that are not-for-profit and provide community-based services that benefit Glen Eira residents, can nominate volunteers for an award. Organisations can nominate up to 15 volunteers each year.

All nominations must be endorsed by the organisation and recorded in minutes at a meeting prior to submission. To ensure compliance with Council’s obligations under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, please ensure that you have obtained permission from the person you are nominating. The individual completing the nomination form must be in a position of responsibility (president, secretary or office bearer).

Nomination criteria

Nominations can be made in one of seven categories. Nominees will receive a Certificate of Appreciation. Volunteers nominated must provide a service within Glen Eira for the benefit of residents in these categories:

  • 500 hours of service
  • 1,000 hours of service
  • 2,000 hours of service
  • special service
    • 10 years continuous service
    • 20 years continuous service
    • 30 years continuous service
    • 40 years continuous service.

Nomination requirements

  • Organisations/groups must meet the following requirements for each nomination.
  • Complete nominations using Council’s online Volunteer Recognition Program nomination form.
  • Obtain permission from the person being nominated in accordance with Victorian privacy laws.
  • Nominate volunteers once for each category as hours of service are cumulative. For example, a volunteer who receives a 500-hour award will next be eligible to receive a 1,000-hour award.

Nominations have closed.

Community Awards 2022 event

Council will publicly celebrate and thank our volunteers at the Community Awards event held during National Volunteer Week, beginning 16 May 2022. Details about the event will be sent closer to the date. Organisations/groups will be required to co-ordinate the attendance of their eligible volunteers. Subsequent to the award event, all Volunteer Recognition Program recipients will be publicly acknowledged by Glen Eira City Council.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, email communityawards@gleneira.vic.gov.au