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2014 Volunteer Awards

Today, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello, marked the start of National Volunteer Week by launching the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Minister Dominello said "Volunteers are as diverse as the range of skills they donate to their communities, and include a growing number of younger people"

The Minister announced the creation of a competition aimed at younger volunteers to create dynamic multimedia content to share their personal experiences and help to promote volunteering to their peers.

More information about this competition can be found at

Nominations are now open for the following categories:

- NSW Volunteer of the Year
- NSW Volunteer Team of the Year
- NSW Excellence in NFP Volunteer Management Award
- NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year
- NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year
- NSW Senior of the Year

A new category was introduced this year which has created two distinct Awards to replace the previous one:

- Student Volunteer of the Year Award (open to all school students)
- Youth Volunteer of the Year Award (open to all those who have completed school and aged up to 24 years)

Nominations can be made at "

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 5 December coinciding with International Volunteer day.

Information about Hunter Volunteer Centre's Awards, which will run in conjunction with the state awards, will be available soon.