Volunteers recognised for outstanding contributions
17 May 2013
The Territory’s top volunteers and organisations have been recognised as part of the Northern Territory Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Each year thousands of Territorians give up their time to help others. Volunteers play an important role in the community and are the mainstays of support within many sporting and community organisations. The awards celebrate and reward the valuable work volunteers contribute to our community.
The award winners are:
- Jimmy Doyle, Chief Minister’s Medal for Volunteering Achievement
- Donald McKinnon, Chief Minister’s Medal for Volunteering Service
- Garry Casey, Chief Minister’s Medal for Emergency Service
- Riding for the Disabled, Alice Springs, Volunteering SA&NT Award for Organisational Excellence (Small Organisation)
- Carers NT, Volunteering SA&NT Award for Organisational Excellence (Large Organisation).
The winners of the Chief Minister’s Medals each received $2500 to donate to a not-for-profit organisation of their choice.
The winner of the small organisation award received $3000 and the winner of the large organisation award received $2000.
Community organisations also nominated 16 volunteers to receive Most Valuable Volunteer Certificates at the awards.
The awards are an initiative of the Northern Territory Government and Volunteering SA&NT.