Thousands of the Gold Coasters have generously given their time to help others this year, and now the search is on to recognise some of these unsung heroes with the 2020 Gold Coast Volunteer Awards.
Volunteering Gold Coast General Manager – Marketing & Communications, Nicole Smith, said they are calling on the public to nominate members of the community and organisations who have contributed their time and resources to creating social impact in the community.
“This year has been like no other. The Gold Coast Volunteer Awards is especially important to showcase the selfless work and the outpouring of kindness within the community from individuals, as well as recognise organisations who have generously contributed their time and resources in supporting the Gold Coast community,” she said.
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Nominations are open for the following six categories:
- Gold Coast Volunteer of the Year
- Gold Coast Youth Volunteer of the Year
- Gold Coast Community Organisation of the Year
- Gold Coast Community Project of the Year
- Gold Coast Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year
- Gold Coast Corporate Social Impact Award of the Year
Due to COVID-19, the awards will be announced on 1029 Hot Tomato on December 5, which is also International Volunteer Day.
“All finalists and winners will be announced live on Hot Tomato, giving the whole community the chance to hear about the amazing work that they do in the community. Make sure you tune in to hear their amazing stories,” she said.
Nominations for the Gold Coast Volunteer Awards close on Friday 23 October at 5pm. To nominate, visit: volunteeringgc.org.au