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2016 Volunteer Week Celebrations

12 April 2016

Nominations are officially open for Yarra's 2016 Extraordinary Contribution Award, celebrating the important achievements of outstanding local volunteers. 

This year, rather than awarding certificates to all volunteers, we are introducing the 2016 Extraordinary Contribution Award. Please nominate ONE volunteer to receive this award, for going above and beyond the call of duty.

Coinciding with National Volunteer Week, a 2016 City of Yarra Volunteer Celebration will formally recognise and thank these Yarra volunteers. All registered volunteers are invited to attend this event, taking place at Collingwood Town Hall on Tuesday 10 May 2016 from 2–5pm.

The celebration is Council’s way of thanking volunteers – and saying 'we love your work!'

Local organisations including sporting clubs, community services and environmental groups are encouraged to complete an online registration form – nominating an outstanding volunteer (ONE only) and also the number of volunteers within the organisation who would like to attend this special event. Registrations close at 5pm on Friday 29 April 2016.

Overall awards will be presented at the Collingwood Town Hall event, which will also provide an opportunity for volunteers to meet each other and share their experiences. Join us at this event, which features entertainment, guest speakers and light refreshments.

All registered volunteers will receive a special commemorative pin from Yarra City Council.

If you would like more information about the award, or would like any help to complete the nomination form, please contact Sarah Jaggard (Community Advocacy Team Leader) at, or phone (03) 9205 5160.

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