Finalists announced for the 2020 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards
Volunteering Tasmania is delighted to announce the finalists of the 2020 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards.
We would like to acknowledge all the nominations we received, and thank every nominator for their efforts. All nominations were of the highest calibre.
Even the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped a flood of nominations. We received 135 nominations across 10 Award categories, showcasing the many and diverse ways in which Tasmanians of all age groups contribute to our community through the volunteer work they undertake selflessly and in the spirit of giving and helping others.
The judging panels had the difficult task of identifying the finalists in each award category, with a maximum of three finalists per Award category.
All individual nominees and nominated programs will receive a Certificate of Appreciation.
Volunteering Tasmania looks forward to being able to announce the winners in each category later this year, with more details on the postponed Awards Ceremony to be revealed in the coming months.
The finalists are: (in alphabetical order)
Anglicare Tasmania Community Care and Health Volunteer Award
Diane Reynoldson | AK Young Women’s Shelter, CatholicCare Tasmania
Ken Harris | Skin Cancer Tasmania
Nada Hanna | Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania
AON Environment, Animal Care and Conservation Volunteer Award
Paul Thomas | Friends of Randalls Bay Coastcare
Sue Jennings | Circular Head Landcare Group
Toby Thorpe | Tasmanian Climate Leaders
Aurora Energy Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Award
Barb Philips | Calvary Health Care Tasmania
Christine Knight | Calvary Health Care Tasmania
John Thorne | Rotary Club of North Hobart
CatholicCare Tasmania Volunteer Program of the Year Award
Give Back Program
The Fairy Godmothers
Hydro Tasmania Excellence Award for Best Practice in Volunteer Management
Kate Dostalek | Migrant Resource Centre of Tasmania
Rebecca Woolley | CatholicCare Tasmania
Rhianna Airey | Clarence City Council
Lifeline Tasmania Emergency Services Volunteer Award
Kelvin Jones | Glamorgan Spring Bay State Emergency Services
James Smith | Tasmania Fire Service
Stephanie Bourne | Ambulance Tasmania
Local Government Association of Tasmania Corporate and Civic Volunteer Award
Spirit of Tasmania Arts, Heritage, Tourism and Events Volunteer Award
Jasmine Power | Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife – Discovery Ranger Program
Lynda Jeffery | The Australasian Golf Museum
Lyndal Thorne | Burnie Arts Council
Tasplan Super Education, Science and Technology Volunteer Award
Julie Martens | The Smith Family
Peter Crosthwaite | Libraries Tasmania
Xiaoxiao Xu | The Story Island Project Tasmania
VIRA Service Groups, Sport and Recreation Volunteer Award
Else Phillips | Rotary Club of Kingston
Meg Cooper | Down Syndrome Tasmania
Michael Griffiths | Judo Tasmania
For more information about our finalists please keep an eye out on the Awards page of our website and follow us on social media over the coming weeks and months!