Volunteer of the Year Awards

The City of South Perth is aware of the vital role that volunteers play in the community and of the need to recognise and celebrate their efforts. These Awards aim to acknowledge outstanding volunteers for their individual efforts within our community.

Volunteers who live in the City of South Perth or volunteers who live outside the City’s boundaries but volunteer within the City are eligible. Nominees from previous years are very welcome to be nominated again. The awards are presented at an Awards Ceremony in December.

2018 Volunteer of the Year Awards

Volunteers were recognised for the significant contribution they make to the community at the City of South Perth’s annual Thank a Volunteer Celebration on Friday 7 December, which was attended by 150 local volunteers and special guests.

Held on the Oak Lawn at Perth Zoo, the event was an opportunity for the City to give recognition to outstanding local volunteers with the presentation of the twelfth annual City of South Perth Volunteer of the Year Awards. This year fifty three nominations were submitted for these awards.

City of South Perth Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018 winners

Volunteer of the Year Award (open to individuals above 25 years old) 

Stella Hinckley
Stella has volunteered throughout her life and has helped in many charities throughout the years. She helps assist new migrants with English lessons through Uniting Care Church. Stella also volunteers herself to any neighbour in crisis or in need of assistance.

Young Volunteer of the Year Award (18-25 years old) 

Oliver Cox
Since graduating from Aquinas College in 2013, Oliver has continued to serve his community whilst studying at university. Oliver is a regular Red Cross Soup Patrol driver and an Edmund Rice Camp Leader, providing essential respite and exciting holiday programs for children from less privileged backgrounds. 

Junior Volunteer of the Year Award (under 18 years old) 

Linkyn Hood
Linkyn volunteers his time throughout the Auskick season to help and support others at the Manning Rippers Football Club. Linkyn is only 11 years old and has contributed his Sunday mornings for 18 weeks over the past two years to help at the club. He is there rain or shine helping to assist in the development of boys aged 5 to 7.

Volunteer of the Year Award news

News Listings

December 2018
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City celebrates dedicated volunteers

Media Release 13 December 2018

Volunteers were recognised for the significant contribution they make to the community at the City of South Perth’s annual Thank a Volunteer Celebration.

July 2018
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Nominations open for Volunteer of the Year Awards

Media Release 31 July 2018

Do you know an inspirational volunteer?

December 2017
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Local volunteers recognised

Media Release 6 December 2017

Volunteers were recognised for the contribution they make to the community at the City's Volunteer of the Year Awards

August 2017
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Nominations open for Volunteer of the Year Awards

Media Release 1 August 2017

Nominations for the City's Volunteer of the Year Awards are now open.

December 2016
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Exceptional volunteers recognised at breakfast ceremony

Media Release 6 December 2016

Local volunteers were recognised for their exceptional efforts by the City of South Perth at a breakfast held on International Volunteer Day.