GEORGE ENCOURAGES ENTRIES FOR NSW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

George encourages entries for NSW Volunteer of the Year Award

08 July 2008

“I am always inspired by volunteers and there are many who are worthy recipients of an award…”

Thomas George, Member for Lismore today urged all local not-for-profit organizations to nominate their most dedicated workers for the 2008 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award.

“One in four people in NSW gives some of their free time to helping others, through sporting and service clubs, emergency services, social work, caring for the aged, or through the many other ways people help their community.

“These awards are a wonderful opportunity for one of our own region’s volunteers to receive well-deserved, State-wide recognition and to be thanked for their generous contribution,” said Thomas George.

“I encourage everyone to help celebrate and honour the tremendous contribution volunteers make to our society by nominating a volunteer from our community.”

Thomas George said the 2008 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award was building on the success of the inaugural awards held in 2007. Conducted by The NSW Centre for Volunteering, the Awards include three state volunteer winners (Corporate, Youth and Senior) and the overall NSW Volunteer of the Year.

“I am proud to be working with The Centre for Volunteering and providing support these awards,” said Mr George.

Entries close on Tuesday 30 September 2008. Nomination forms and detailed information about the awards can be obtained through The Centre for Volunteering website: www.volunteering.com.au

“It is so important that we acknowledge and thank our volunteers for the enormous difference they make to the disadvantaged in our communities and to our precious environment.” concluded Mr George.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577