Volunteer of the Year

Open to a volunteer who has displayed outstanding commitment and dedication within the qualifying period. The Volunteer of the Year award is designed to recognise the valuable contribution that volunteers make to their community. Achievements by nominees will only be considered if they have occurred during the qualifying period of 18 April 2019 to 18 April 2021.

  • Any play, recreation, health or sport volunteer in the Wellington region is eligible


  • Does not receive remuneration for their volunteer contribution


  • Presentation of a positive image for their community or organisation in Wellington


  • The impact of the nominee’s efforts on the community or recipients of the volunteer’s time must be demonstrated


  • Significant contribution – time (hours per week / over qualifying period), or extraordinary commitment to service


Nominees under consideration for the awards must be a ‘Wellingtonian’ as per the criteria (a) or (b) below:

(a) Through residency in the greater Wellington region during the qualifying period

(b) Through representing the Wellington region or a Wellington based club in their chosen discipline during the qualifying period.

The Wellington Sport and Recreation Awards are proudly brought to you by

Nuku Ora, an independent body for physical activity in the greater Wellington region. We are a Regional Sports Trust (RST) dedicated to improving the wellbeing of the communities we serve.

Event terms and conditions - view here.

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