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.