Amy Large Volunteer of the Year awards are now open

Inner West Council’s annual Amy Large Volunteer of the Year awards are now open. 

The awards honour local resident and much loved volunteer Amy Large, who passed away in 2015. 

Amy was widely known for her long years of service supporting Birchgrove Public School committees, the Birchgrove Scorpions Junior Rugby League team, the Balmain Town Hall and the Back to Balmain Day committees, as well as volunteering for the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. 

In her lifetime Amy received many awards for volunteering, including: 
• Public Service Medal for Outstanding Public Service to the Balmain Community 
• Mayor's Volunteer Award 
• Village Voice Citizen of Year Award 
• Rotary Pride of Workmanship Award 

The awards, formerly known as Volunteer of the Year, acknowledge outstanding contributions to local families, organisations, programs and individuals in need. 

There are four award categories: Young Volunteer, Adult Volunteer, Senior Volunteer, and Volunteer Team/Group. 

The winner in each category will be eligible to win the Amy Large Volunteer of the Year Award. 

Nominations will be judged on: 
• Special or outstanding features of the volunteering 
• The impact and benefit of the volunteering 
• Examples of how the volunteer has displayed dedication above and beyond the norm 

Previous Council Volunteer of the Year award winners are ineligible. 

The winner of the 2018 Amy Large Volunteer of the Year Awards will be nominated for the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards. 

All nominees and the winners of the awards will be celebrated at the Amy Large Volunteer evening on Wednesday 23 May 2018. 

Nominations close 5pm Friday 4 May 2018. 

For more information and to nominate, go to


For media inquiries, please contact Brendan Berecry 9392 5218

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