Volunteering in the City of Busselton

Volunteering can be very rewarding for both the volunteer and the group / organisation that they are involved with. The Busselton-Dunsborough Volunteer Resource Centre specialises in linking volunteers and organisations suitable to the wants and needs of each. For more information about the centre contact (08) 9754 2047 or visit their website - http://www.bdvolunteers.org.au/

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the Annual Busselton Dunsborough Volunteer of the Year Awards - Celebrating the contribution of our local volunteers

The Busselton Dunsborough Volunteer Centre in conjunction with the City of Busselton is proud to be hosting the annual Volunteer of the Year recognition awards for Busselton and Dunsborough. The awards are in their fourth year and they aim to acknowledge the enormous value volunteers add to our community by recognising the exceptional and outstanding contribution of time, work skills, life experience, continued support and commitment a particular individual have made.

The awards will coincide with National Volunteer Week held between the 18th and 24th May 2019 with the theme “Changing Communities. Changing Lives”. The awards consist of five categories; The Lions Club of Busselton Volunteer with Less than 3 Years Service award, the retraVison Open Award, the Geographe Camping and Tackle World Seniors Award, the Apex Youth Award and the Rotary Tourism & Events Award with prizes totalling $300 in each category on offer. Additionally, MLA Libby Mettam will sponsor a ‘Highly Recommended” award in each of the five award categories.

The Awards will be presented at the Volunteer Awards Celebration to be held on Monday 18th May in the Civic Reception room, City of Busselton. Nominations will be assessed by the Volunteer of the Year Awards Selection Committee consisting of prominent members of our City.

Any member of the public can nominate a volunteer as long as they have the consent of the volunteer and the volunteer is associated with a not-for-profit organisation. Let’s make this year’s awards the best ever nominate a volunteer now. Nominations are open now and close April 3rd and nomination forms can be accessed at: www.bdvolunteers.org.au Email: volunteercoordinator@westnet.com.au Hard copies available from Busselton Dunsborough Volunteer Centre, Geographe Camping and Tackle World and the City of Busselton reception desk.

The Volunteer of the Year Awards are generously supported by: City of Busselton; Libby Mettam MLA, Member for Vasse; Apex Australia Busselton Chapter; Rotary International Busselton Chapter; Lions Club Australia Busselton Chapter, retraVision Busselton, Tackle World and the Busselton Dunsborough Times. More information contact Carl Holroyd – 97542047 Email volunteers@westnet.com.au or Naomi Davey on 97810496 Email Naomi.Davey@busselton.wa.gov.au