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Peel Volunteer of the Year


Nomination Package 2024

The Volunteer Recognition Breakfast is held annually on International Volunteer Day (Thank a Volunteer Day in WA) in December.

The event aims to recognise and celebrate dedicated volunteers who give their time, passion and expertise to our community. Peel Volunteer Resource Centre recognises and appreciates the commitment and hard work that our volunteers contribute to making our community stronger.

Volunteers are the heart of our community and we want to recognise them and let them know we truly appreciate them. The 2024 Alcoa Volunteer of the Year Awards Breakfast will be held on Thursday 5th December 2024 at Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club.

Nomination Process

All Peel region community groups, not-for-profit organisations, sporting clubs, schools and any other organisations working with volunteers are invited to recognise their volunteers by nominating them for the 2024 Alcoa Peel Volunteer of the Year Awards in one (or more) of the below categories.






Peel Volunteer of the Year
This Category is presented to an Individual who has made an outstanding volunteer and made a significant contribution to a community group, not-for-profit, sporting club or any other organisation working with volunteers.

Peel Youth Volunteer of the Year
Presented in celebration of an individual under 25 years old who has made an outstanding voluntary commitment, and who through their volunteering has positively impacted the lives of others.

Peel Community Group of the Year
Presented in celebration of a volunteer involving community organisation that provides innovative leadership and, through good practice in volunteering, brings about positive and enduring change to their community.

Key Dates

Nominations need to be submitted to Peel Volunteer Resource Centre by the closing date of Friday 11th October 2024.

Nomination forms can be submitted in a variety of ways, including email, in person and by mail – please see the end of this package for contact details.

2024 Alcoa Peel Volunteer of the Year Awards Breakfast will be held on Thursday 5th December 2024 at the Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club.




Please see below the options for nominating for a Volunteer Award.

  • Please note that the online form must be completed and submitted in one session (you cannot save form progress).
  • For the PDF or fillable Word document, please download, print, complete and scan and email to us or drop it into the office.
  • We can also fill out the form with you in the office if you would like further assistance, please call 9581 1187.

    Eligibility Criteria
    ▶ Nominee’s volunteering efforts must benefit the Peel region communities.
    ▶ Nominees must be from a not-for-profit community group, sporting club/association or other organisation working with volunteers in the Peel Region.
    ▶ If the nominee is under 18 years old, permission must be sought from a parent or guardian before submitting a nomination.
    ▶ Nominees can be nominated for more than one category, however, nominations need to be relevant to each category i.e. the same information cannot be used for multiple categories.
    ▶ Nominees for the Peel Youth Volunteer of the Year category must be under 25.
    ▶ Incomplete nominations or those submitted after the specified closing date will be ineligible for consideration.
    ▶ Nominees must not have been a finalist in the 2023 Alcoa Peel Volunteer of the Year Awards
    ▶ A high-resolution current photo in a jpeg format of your nominee or logo for the community groups must be supplied for promotional purposes in media releases, website or other purposes for the promotion of volunteering.

    Assessment Process
    All nominations submitted will be assessed based on their merit by a judging panel consisting of:
    ▶ City of Mandurah Counsellor
    ▶ Shire of Murray Counsellor
    ▶ Shire of Waroona Counsellor

    The judging panel’s decision is final.
    Finalists will be announced at the awards breakfast

    All nominees and their nominator will be invited to the Awards breakfast with an invitation directly sent to them.




    See more information from last year's event