Volunteer of the Year awards
2015

About the Volunteer of the Year awards

National Volunteer Week 2015 logo

Between 11 and 17 May 2015 Australians all around the country celebrated and recognised the contribution of volunteers during Volunteers Week.

Each year members of our community who have made an outstanding contribution to the community are recognised and honoured.

Award categories and criteria

Volunteer of the Year

Deputy Mayor Lou Kesby with 2015 Volunteer of the Year, Sonya MurphyDeputy Mayor Lou Kesby with 2015 Volunteer of the Year, Sonya Murphy

To be eligible nominees were a resident of the Kempsey Shire, 27 years and over on 1 January 2015 and may have made contributions to the communities of the Macleay Valley in a voluntary capacity.  This may include but is not limited to volunteering in areas of sport, culture or the arts, education, emergency services, social or community service, the environment or in charities and fundraising.

Young Volunteer of the Year

Deputy Mayor Lou Kesby with 2015 Volunteer of the Year, Sonya Murphy2015 Young Volunteer of the Year, Justin Cutter

To be eligible nominees were a resident of the Kempsey Shire, under 27 years on 1 January 2015 and may have made contributions to the communities of the Macleay Valley in a voluntary capacity. This may include but is not limited to volunteering in areas of sport, culture or the arts, education, social or community service, the environment or in charities and fundraising.

Voluntary Community Group of the Year

Deputy Mayor Lou Kesby with 2015 Volunteer of the Year, Sonya MurphyDebbie Hannan from Parklands Cottage accepting the award for 2015 Voluntary Group of the Year

To be eligible nominated groups were residents of the Kempsey Shire and made contributions to the communities of the Macleay Valley in a voluntary capacity.  This may include but is not limited to volunteering in areas of sport, culture or the arts, education, emergency services, social or community service, the environment or in charities and fundraising.