Volunteering Queensland announces recipients of 2022 Queensland volunteering awards
Six Queenslanders and Queensland organisations have been named as the Recipients at the 2022 Queensland Volunteering Awards at Brisbane City Hall.
The prestigious ceremony was attended by Her Excellency Dr Jeannette Young PSM Governor of Queensland, who delivered an inspiring address to volunteers and guests.
Finalists and Recipients will be available for interview on request from Volunteering Queensland.
This year we received hundreds of nominations which demonstrated the breadth, depth and diversity of volunteers across Queensland. We read incredible and inspiring nomination stories which further confirm that Queensland volunteers are selflessly generous, hard-working and committed. They work tirelessly to support their neighbours, friends, workmates, communities and our environment.
Whether it was filling thousands of vials of saline for COVID-19 tests, helping out at community vaccination centres, providing social support and companionship to people residing in residential aged care facilities or rolling up sleeves to clean up and support recovery efforts after the South East Queensland flood event, we have witnessed countless acts of kindness.
The Queensland Volunteering Awards ack nowledge and honour the astonishing contribution and spirit of service of all Queensland volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.
The Awards are presented across six categories:
• Queensland Volunteer of the Year Award
• Queensland Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
• Queensland Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award
• Queensland Excellence in Volunteer Management Award
• Queensland Volunteering Impact Award
• Queensland Corporate Volunteering Award
Queensland Volunteer of the Year Award
The Queensland Volunteer of The Year award is presented in honour of an individual who has made an ex emplary voluntary contribution and who through their volunteering has made a significant impact towards Queensland’s well-being.
Finalist – Rowena Dionysius
Finalist – Anne-Maria Falvey
Recipient – Alison Lane SES
Queensland Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
The Youth Volunteering category is presented in celebration of an individual aged between 15 and 24 years, who has demonstrated an outstanding voluntary commitment in Queensland and who through their volunteering has positively impacted the lives of others.
Finalist – Jonsey Cairncross
Finalist – Jahmayn Hicks
Recipient – Bryce Lowes Kenworthy U’Ren – Super Max and Bryce
Queensland Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award The Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award is presented in honour of an individual who has made an ex emplary life-long contribution to volunteering and who, through their volunteering, has contributed to the betterment of the community in Queensland.
Finalist – Judith Beecham
Finalist – Kaye Williams
Recipient Tracey Holt Softball Queensland
Queensland Excellence in Volunteer Management Award
The Excellence in Volunteer Management award is presented in acknowledgement of an individual, salaried or non-salaried volunteer manager who has demonstrated good practice in the management of volunteers and the delivery of volunteer programs by those volunteers.
Finalist – Catherine Hafke
Finalist – Lisa Dingwall
Recipient – Hussain Baba Cultural Meals for the Homeless
Queensland Volunteering Impact Award
The Queensland Volunteering Impact Award is presented in recognition of a volunteer program or activity that has made a positive, measurable and sustainable economic, social, cultural and/or environmental impact on the Queensland community.
Finalist – Rural Aid
Finalist – Palliative Care Queensland – Ambulance Wish Queensland
Recipient – Bolton Clark e HOW-R-U?
Queensland Corporate Volunteering Award
The Corporate Volunteering Award is presented in acknowledgement of a Queensland based business that has made a significant impact to the Queensland community through its employee volunteering program.
Finalist – Abt Associates
Finalist – Tommy Gun’s Original Barber Shop
Recipient – Mirvac
For further information about the Queensland Volunteering Awards 2022, please visit the Volunteering Queensland website.