2019 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards nominees!
Volunteers from across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley were recognised on Friday for their outstanding contribution to volunteering at a special ceremony in Newcastle.
The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards is an annual program run by The Centre for Volunteering which has grown to become one of the largest celebrations of volunteering across the country.
There were a number of scout nominations across the region and it really did highlight that it takes many of us to make scouting happen for our youth to have the opportunities for growth and development scouting offers.
The overall Hunter 2019 Volunteer of the Year went to the very deserving Anthony Milburn, Slow Food Hunter Valley who in his humble response said that he was accepting it for all the volunteers.
The Awards are a celebration of the great Australian tradition of quietly lending a hand without asking for anything in return. They provide a unique platform for our volunteers to share their remarkable stories and for the state to formally recognise their efforts. By doing so, we send a powerful message about the value of volunteering and the contribution of our 2.1 million volunteers to help build strong, healthy and well-connected communities.