Glenorchy’s volunteers in the spotlight

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THE 2021 Glenorchy Volunteer Awards winners have been announced at a presentation attended by more than 100 people.

Glenorchy City Council congratulated the generous efforts of all volunteers, giving special acknowledgement to the immense contribution of those nominated in the 10,000+ hours and Special Contribution award categories.

10,000+ hours award recipients included:

Maureen Carter – West Moonah Community House

Ms Carter has volunteered at the West Moonah Community House for more than 10 years.

She has been on the board, where she still is today, in the roles of vice-chair, secretary and general board member.

She has made a valuable contribution to the community house, helping almost every day with a variety of activities and roles.

Stuart Husband – St John Ambulance

Since joining St Johns in Moonah in 2004, Mr Husband has contributed a whooping 11,197 volunteer hours with St John Ambulance based in the community.

Margaret Jacobson – St John Ambulance

Ms Jacobson joined St Johns back in 1981 and has since contributed an amazing 17,682 volunteer hours with St John Ambulance based in Moonah.

Special Contribution award recipients included:

Barbara Hobbs – West Moonah Community House

Ms Hobbs has volunteered with the West Moonah Community House for more than 20 years in their volunteer maintenance and gardening program.

She manages the volunteers who offer support to older citizens in the community, overseeing lawn mowing and garden maintenance.

Peter Honner – West Moonah Community House

Mr Honner has been volunteering with the community house for 16 years in the volunteer maintenance and gardening program, where he goes out to elderly people’s homes in the West Moonah community and assists with lawn mowing and garden maintenance.

Robert Machin – West Moonah Community House

Mr Machin has been volunteering with the community house for 16 years in their volunteer maintenance and gardening program.

He offers his time to support older people in the community and assists with lawn mowing and garden maintenance.

The council received more than 72 nominations over six categories, with volunteers clocking up an impressive number of service hours ranging from 500+ hours through to 10,000+ hours.

The theme for National Volunteer Week this year was ‘Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine’.

Acting Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said she was proud to be able to present the awards to acknowledge the contribution of volunteers in Glenorchy.

“Volunteers are an essential part of our community,” she said.

“In recent times, while many people were required to stay home, our Glenorchy volunteers continued to safely deliver essential services like organising food packages to assist those in need.

“Volunteers offer care, comfort and more to support the wellbeing of those in our community.”

For a full list of award recipients, visit www.gcc.tas.gov.au.

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