Coffs businesses urged to nominate volunteers

BUSINESSES in the Coffs Harbour electorate with employee volunteering programs are encouraged to nominate staff for The Centre for Volunteering's Corporate Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the awards were sponsored by the NSW Government and by ClubsNSW.

Nominations close on October 31.

"Corporate volunteering programs, which enable staff to take paid leave to volunteer, are growing in popularity," Mr Fraser said.

"Work-based initiatives are helping more people to see the benefits of volunteering by connecting them with great organisations and community projects.

"Businesses large and small with corporate volunteering programs have reported a more engaged workforce and strong relationships within the community as a result.

"The annual NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards recognises the valuable contribution that over two million volunteers make to communities across our state.

"These award categories recognise participants in corporate volunteering programs who go above and beyond the call to help their community."

Businesses are urged to nominate their volunteers for one of the following awards:

  • 2014 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award (individual award)
  • 2014 NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Award (team award)

Mr Fraser said not-for profit organisations were also eligible to apply for a dedicated NSW Excellence in Volunteer Management Award.

Click here to make a nomination or call The Centre for Volunteering on 9261 3600.