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Award Categories

Employee Volunteering Program

Awarded to an Employee Volunteering Program that delivers a significant, sustained and successful benefit to beneficiaries.

The contribution may include general or skilled volunteering. Any organisation, corporate, government or other not for profit that provides employee volunteering programs is eligible.

Organisational size and resources will be considered to ensure small organisations have equal opportunities to achieve this award. 

Excellence Volunteering Award

Awarded to a Volunteer Involving Organisation for demonstrating a commitment to going beyond best practice volunteer management. 

This should include reference to the application of the eight standards in the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement: Leadership and Management, Commitment to Volunteer Involvement, Volunteer Roles, Recruitment and Selection, Support and Development, Workplace Safety and Wellbeing, Volunteer Recognition, Quality Management and Continuous Improvement.

This judging will take into consideration that national standards can be adapted for different size organisations.

Please use at least one example of a program which fulfils this criteria and how it does so.                 

Inclusion Award

Awarded to a Volunteering Involving Organisation that achieves the inclusion of individuals or groups who are often excluded from mainstream or traditional volunteering. Inclusion can be with respect to any groups within society that experience disadvantage, isolation or discrimination, including but not restricted to CALD communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,  people with disability, the aged, gender or sexual identity groups, recent migrants and refugees.

Innovation Award

Awarded to a Volunteer Involving Organisation for an innovative, unique volunteering program or model that engages volunteers, and makes a significant contribution to the work of the volunteer involving organisation, improving its ability to achieve its purpose and objectives, and to deliver positive outcomes.

Research Collaboration

Awarded to a partnership/collaboration between a researcher and an organisation which makes a significant contribution to the advancement of an evidence base in the volunteering sector regarding one or more of the following or an alternative subject related to volunteering:

Organisational size and resources will be considered to ensure small organisations have equal opportunities to achieve this award.