National Volunteer Week Awards.

Is there a volunteer you’d like to see rewarded? Please share. The Volunteer Ambassador Awards, aim to celebrate champion volunteers who are doing great things in our community!

genU in partnership with Volunteering Geelong, and Humans in Geelong, are searching for 6-8 volunteers that would be happy to share their inspiring volunteering story and act as ambassadors in order to raise awareness about the power of volunteering during National Volunteer Week (NVW) May 18-24, 2020.


The year 2020 has seen extremely difficult and life-changing events, which have had a huge impact on communities and organisations. We know that volunteers continue to play a huge part in responding to the needs of their communities during these challenging times. This NVW we want to ensure that we celebrate and share the inspiring stories of volunteers who are going above and beyond, and by doing so are “changing communities, changing lives.”

We know that these volunteers are extremely humble and not likely to self-nominate to share their story, despite their outstanding contribution to their community – so we are seeking nominations from organisations.

Nominations for Volunteer Ambassadors will open on Monday 13th April and will close on Monday 4th May 2020. We’ll share a link to the electronic nomination form when nominations open.

Unfortunately, the Thank You Event scheduled for Friday 22nd May, 2:00 – 4:00pm has been cancelled.

Thank you for celebrating volunteering in our region and for embracing NVW initiatives in 2020!

Information on behalf of genU, Volunteering Geelong and Humans in Geelong. Photo: Rotary Club of Kardinia Volunteers at the Humans in Geelong Expo 2019 taken by Jake Langenegger.