Volunteers are the glue that helps communities stick together – so Manurewa Local Board is celebrating their efforts with the Manurewa Community Volunteer Awards.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 awards, which showcase the work of individuals and organisations that serve their community.
“We’ve committed to recognising our volunteers with these awards for several years now, and we are always really impressed at the great work people in our community do for others without expecting anything in return,” says Manurewa Local Board chair, Angela Dalton.
“These awards are our way to say thank you and to put their efforts in the spotlight for a change.”
Get your nominations in by 4pm Sunday 11 August. The recipients are announced at a special event on Friday 6 September.
There are five award categories:
Nominated by anyone in the community, this award is for an individual who makes a difference in the community. This is a person who is always there giving a helping hand when needed
Young person who makes a difference
Recognising those under-18-year-olds that demonstrate leadership or have helped their peers. Can be nominated by an individual or community group.
Group or organisation making a difference
For groups and organisations for their work in the community. Can be nominated by anyone in the community.
Member of an organisation
This is category celebrates those individuals that make a difference to the organisation they belong to. These people should be nominated by the organisation.
Pride in our environment
For those who show leadership in caring for our environment through their positive action to keep our community clean and green. Nominations from groups or individuals.
All nominees must be residents living within the Manurewa Local Board area or be groups and organisations that are based or volunteer within the area.