Burnie holds awards event to recognise volunteers

The Burnie City Council’s 2013 Volunteer Recognition Awards will be held on Tuesday 14 May 2013.

Council are now calling for nominations.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “This event is held every two years. It is important that Council take the opportunity to thank and reward the many volunteers in Burnie that go above and beyond for the community. We also hope by holding this recognition event, that we may encourage others to become involved in the many community organisations that require volunteers.”

Volunteers are nominated for their hours of dedication. The categories are 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 or 10,000 hours.

Burnie City Council Community Development Officer Allison Daley said, “Hours can be accumulated within more than one organisation and from the time that the volunteer gave their first hour to Burnie. For example a 20 hour per week volunteer would donate approximately one thousand hours to the community annually.”

Hours must be accumulated with a Burnie-based organisation and/or within the Burnie municipality.

Mayor Kons said, “It sounds like a lot of hours to clock up and it is, but there are many in our community that are achieving this. We need people to take the time to nominate these volunteers so they can be recognised for their amazing efforts.”

People with nominations that are accepted in the 10,000 hours category will join the 54 members of the Burnie 10,000 Club. Membership of this club is considered an honorary ‘Life Membership’ to volunteering in Burnie and will be recognised with an exclusive pin to proudly wear.

Nomination forms can be found at www.burnie.net or from the Burnie City Council offices at 80 Wilson Street. Nominations close on 30 April 2013.

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net