2023 South Australian Volunteer Awards open

08 Mar 2023

Nominations for the 2023 South Australian Volunteer Awards opened on Monday 6 March and will close on Friday 7 April 2023. 


These Awards recognise the invaluable work that volunteers, volunteer managers, community organisations and businesses contribute to the South Australian community and nominations can be made in the following categories:

The Joy Noble Medal. South Australia's highest distinction for an individual volunteer, open to all individual volunteers across the State

The Andamooka Community Project Award. Awarded to a community or group of volunteers, that has undertaken a community project resulting in significant community benefit

The Excellence in Volunteer Management Award. This award recognises the dedication and commitment of individuals who support and facilitate the engagement of volunteers

The Premier's Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. Recognises the strong contribution the business sector makes to our communities through philanthrophy, partnerships or releasing employees for volunteer service. 

The Young Volunteer Award. Introduced for the first time in 2023, this award celebrates the achievements and contribution made by a young volunteer aged 12-25 years.

Any member of the public can nominate eligible recipients for these awards and self-nominations are accepted. Award guidelines and the online nomination form are available at www.dhs.sa.gov.au/services/volunteers

The Awards will be presented at a special Volunteers Recognition event on Monday, 15 May 2023.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their nomination(s) by the Department of Human Services in May 2023.