THE great work of volunteers in the City of Glenorchy has been recognised at the 2019 Volunteer Awards evening at the Derwent Entertainment Centre.
Held during National Volunteer Week, the awards celebrated the extraordinary effort, dedication and generosity of volunteers and community groups in Glenorchy, some of whom completed more than 10,000 hours of service.
Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston said she was pleased to once again celebrate the outstanding dedication and selfless work that volunteers did in the municipality.
She said many of these volunteers regularly put others before themselves.
“Volunteers do an extraordinary job in contributing to the City of Glenorchy, helping to build stronger communities and networks that tie our municipality together,” she said.
“Many of the activities that we enjoy so much would simply not happen without volunteers.
“Without volunteers, there would be no sporting clubs, no parents and friends supporting our schools, no op shops, and organisations such as local Neighbourhood Houses would be extremely different places.
“We have a community that requires a lot of support and thankfully, we have a culture of helping each other out.”
Nominee categories ranged from 500 plus hours of volunteer service and group and committee awards, as well as special contribution awards for those who had performed more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service.
With more than 90 nominees attending the awards, they had a collective 230,000 hours of volunteer service to the community.
Glenorchy City Council also held a ceremony last month to thank volunteers who assisted with the highly successful 2019 Moonah Taste of the World Festival.
Approximately 60 festival volunteers who put in more than 100 hours of work were thanked with a certificate of appreciation from Mayor Johnston and Glenorchy City Council general manager Tony McMullen.
Caption: Glenorchy Volunteer Awards winners with Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnson and Glenorchy City Council general manager Tony McMullen.