Volunteer Awards 2021

Congratulations to all our award winners for our first annual City of Stonnington Volunteer Award winners.

These awards celebrate people and community groups whose commitment to volunteering makes a difference to our local community, positively impacts the lives of others and makes our city a better place to live.

Awards

Mayor's Award

In recognition from Her Worship the Mayor, Cr Kate Hely  for outstanding voluntary services to the community in the Community Services category – volunteer activities which support community members and promote inclusion, respect and equity. 

Winner Krysty Green


Community Service

Recognising volunteer activities which support community members and promote inclusion, respect and equity. Examples may include: participation in local groups, involvement with charity and non-profit organisations, fundraising, advocating for change and being a mentor or positive role model for others.

Winner Donald Jones
Winner Elpiniky Papakirikou
Winner Rosemary Johnston

 

Young Person

Recognising volunteers aged under 26 years who make a positive contribution in their community. Examples may include: participation in local groups, involvement with charity and non-profit organisations, fundraising, advocating for change and being a mentor or positive role model for others.

Winner Athena Stathoulis

 

Community Group

Recognising the impact of services and opportunities provided by not for profit groups for the Stonnington community. Examples include: neighbourhood houses, charitable, sporting clubs and children’s services.

Winner St John Ambulance
Highly commended Rewilding Stonnington

 

Sport

Recognising the work of individuals in sporting clubs or groups who show commitment to enhancing community health and fitness. Examples may include: development programs, demonstrating open and inclusive club culture and initiating innovative activities.

Winner Chandan Kulkarni
Highly commended Matt Meier

 

Environmental Sustainability

Recognising commitment to environmental sustainability and climate health. Examples may include: initiating a project to reduce energy use, promoting recycling or protect local wildlife, engaging with the community through workshops, working bees or meetings and raising awareness about sustainability issues.

Winner Zac Chu

 

Arts and Culture

Recognising volunteers that support the creative sector. Examples may include: providing services and expertise to support artistic outcomes across not for profit theatre, galleries, films, performances, developing networks and advocacy for arts and culture groups, being a mentor or positive role model within the local arts sector and showing commitment to enhancing  diversity and inclusivity across the arts.

Winner David Woods
Highly commended John McLennan
Highly commended Neville Smith