Traditionally held each year during National Volunteer Week, the Volunteering Awards acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contribution of thousands of volunteers around the Canberra region who willingly give their time and skills to the community each year.
Attracting significant public support and media interest, the Volunteering Awards are a major event in Canberra’s community calendar. Around 100 volunteers are nominated for recognition every year. Members of the community cast more than 15,000 votes each year to select their “Canberra’s Choice” volunteer. The Awards Ceremony is an important celebration for volunteers and their supporters, and political, community and business leaders attend the event to demonstrate their support of volunteering.