Volunteer Awards

About the Amy Large Awards

These annual 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.

The awards acknowledge outstanding volunteer contributions to local families, organisations, programs and individuals in need.

The winner from each category is eligible to win the Amy Large Volunteer of the Year Award and the winner of this award is put forward as a nominee for the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.

2018 Amy Large Volunteer Award Recipients

Young Volunteer of the Year Award

Daniel Lahood and Vincent Li for outstanding volunteer contributions to local families, organisations, programs in recognition of their sustained volunteering at Ashfield Boys High School and within the broader community. 
Sahani Jayawardane
for over 230 hours of volunteering service supporting vulnerable members of our community at the Exodus Foundation  
Amanda Belton
for her sustained and significant contribution to the Tuesday Lunch Club at the Hannaford Centre.

Adult Volunteer of the Year Award

Collin Whitten-Amadon in recognition of Colin’s commitment and contribution, volunteering with the Exodus Foundation, supporting one of the most vulnerable groups in our community.
Jamie De Paulo
in recognition of his significant contribution to Marrickville Library and History Services.
Joanna Karalis
for founding the volunteer organisation, We All Care, in early 2017.

Senior Volunteer of the Year Award

Long Fei Wang in recognition of his long term contribution to the Chinese Australian Services Society – CASS, Mr Wang provides a weekly Chinese Language Help Desk in Ashfield.

Sharon Laura for her for her enormous contribution to the WestConnex campaign.
Geraldine Bryne for her significant ongoing volunteer work at the Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre.

David Woods was posthumously awarded the 2018 Amy Large Award for a lifelong contribution to sport in the inner west and across NSW and Australia.

Volunteer Team of the Year and the Amy Large Award

The Balmain Parra Rowing Club team for operating for almost 10 years, on an entirely voluntary basis, with coaches committing up to a combined 50+ coach-hours per week to work with their athletes, some of whom require up to two coaches per athlete to take to the water. Thank you to the Balmain Parra Rowing team for this extraordinary contribution to inclusion and to sport in our community.

Award Categories

1. Young Volunteer of the Year

  • Aged 24 years old at time of nomination or under,
  • Completed volunteering during the previous 12 months for Inner West Council in a safe and legal manner,
  • Communities in the Inner West Council area must be significant beneficiaries of the nominee’s voluntary work.

2. Adult Volunteer of the Year

  • Aged between 25 and 54 years old at time of nomination,
  • Completed volunteering during the previous 12 months for Inner West Council in a safe and legal manner,
  • Communities in the Inner West Council area must be significant beneficiaries of the nominee’s voluntary work.

3. Senior Volunteer of the Year

  • Aged 55 years old at time of nomination or over,
  • Completed volunteering during the previous 12 months for Inner West Council in a safe and legal manner,
  • Communities in the Inner West Council area must be significant beneficiaries of the nominee’s voluntary work.

4. Volunteer Team/Group of the Year

  • Team/Group to be made up of more than one individual,
  • Completed volunteering during the previous 12 months for Inner West Council in a safe and legal manner,
  • Communities in the Inner West Council area must be significant beneficiaries of the nominee’s voluntary work.

Special Awards

The winner in each category is eligible to win the inaugural Amy Large Volunteer of the Year Award. 
The winner of the Amy Large Volunteer of the Year award is put forward for nomination by the Inner West Council at the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards. 

Eligibility

  • Volunteers who work for the benefit of Inner West Council local residents (excluding those primarily servicing and benefitting the local government area in political and/or lobbying activities) during the past 12 months or more may be nominated.
  • Previous award recipients are ineligible to be re-nominated.
  • Young Volunteer Award nominees must be aged 24 years or under at the time of nomination.
  • Adult Volunteer Award nominees must be aged between 25 and 54 at the time of nomination.
  • Senior Volunteer Award nominees must be aged 55 or over at the time of nomination.
  • Once three or more individual nominations are received for those volunteering within the same organisation/project, these nominations will then be considered as a group nomination.

Further Information

A separate nomination form for each group or individual is required. Three or more individual nominations received who volunteer for the one organisation will be regarded as a group nomination.

Copies of supporting materials, no larger than A4, may be submitted, but must be attached to the official Nomination Form. Film, posters and recorded information will not be accepted.

The Inner West Council Volunteer Recognition Awards Selection Committee may request copies of additional information on the nominee.

Nomination Forms and supporting documents will become the property of the Inner West Council and information submitted may be used for publicity purposes.

The Inner West Council Volunteer Recognition Awards Selection Committee include:

  • A Senior Manager of the Inner West Council
  • A representative of the Amy Large family
  • A representative of STARS
  • A representative of Volunteer Network
  • A representative of the Volunteer Recognition Awards Working Group

The decisions of the Inner West Council Volunteer Recognition Awards Selection Committee are final and no correspondence on the decision will be entered into.

Contact

Sarah.Harrison@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
02 9392 5813

 

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Page last updated: 12 Nov 2018