Volunteer of the Year Awards

Established by Impact Volunteering in partnership with Frankston City Council in 2017, the Volunteer of the Year Awards aim to celebrate and recognise the valuable contributions that volunteers make to the local community, with the overall winner collecting a $1,000 prize for their volunteer organisation.

When you nominate a worthy candidate, you’ll be highlighting the great work they do as a volunteer as well as creating awareness for the work of their volunteer organisation in the community.

Awards are given in three main categories - Community Services, Seniors and Youth - with the overall winner being selected from the winner of each category. Winners are presented with their awards at the Mayor’s Family Picnic in September.

Nominations for the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Awards have now closed.

2019 Volunteer of the Year Awards Winner

Donna Cartwright from Mums Supporting Families In Need was named the overall Impact Volunteering Volunteer of the Year for 2019 at a ceremony held at the Mayor’s Picnic on Sunday 8th September. Well done Donna!

Click here to read the full story and all category winners.

Impact Volunteering would like to congratulate the following individuals for their nominations for the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Awards.

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Glenn Cooper - That’s the Thing About Fishing
Terence Phillips - Orwil Street Community House
Rodney Garwood - Carrum Downs Junior Football Club
Aaron Pelzer - TRY Australia
Donna Cartright - Mums Supporting Families in Need
Henri Ling - Donation Chain
Ariane Tebb - Frankston Peninsula Multiple Births Association


Leonie Price - U3A Frankston Inc.
Ann Brewster - Frankston Visitor Information Centre
Barrie Webley - Frankston Australian Clay Target Club
Merryl Kensitt - The Red Cross
Ian Cuthbertson - Australian Radio Rescue Service
Peter Lewis - Community Support Frankston Inc


Hannah Swinnerton - Speak up for Change Campaign