Volunteer Awards

About the Amy Large Volunteer Awards

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.

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

2019 Amy Large Award Recipients


Award Categories

Young Volunteer

  • Aged 24 years old at time of nomination or under,
  • Must have undertaken the volunteer work in the previous 12 months,
  • Communities in the Inner West Council area must be significant beneficiaries of the nominee’s voluntary work.

Adult Volunteer of the Year

  • Aged between 25 and 54 years old at time of nomination,
  • Must have undertaken the volunteer work in the previous 12 months,
  • Communities in the Inner West Council area must be significant beneficiaries of the nominee’s voluntary work.

Senior Volunteer of the Year

  • Aged 55 years old at time of nomination or over,
  • Must have undertaken the volunteer work in the previous 12 months,
  • Communities in the Inner West Council area must be significant beneficiaries of the nominee’s voluntary work.

Volunteer Team/Group of the Year

  • Team/Group to be made up of more than one individual,
  • Must have undertaken the volunteer work in the previous 12 months,
  • 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 will be nominated by the Inner West Council at the 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 representative of the Amy Large family
  • A representative of STARS
  • A representative of Volunteer Network
  • A representative of Inner West Council

Nominees will be judged on;

  • Special or outstanding features of their volunteering
  • The impact and benefit of their volunteering
  • Examples of how the volunteer has displayed dedication above and beyond the norm.

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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