Past Volunteer Award winners


Volunteering positively impacts our community and makes our city a better place to live, work and play. 

The Stonnington Volunteer Awards recognise Volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution in the City of Stonnington.

Award Categories

Mayor's Award


Gary Johnston, Rotary Club, Malvern

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

Community Service


Kang-Yi Marinis, Korean Seniors Group  

Recognising volunteer activities which support community members and promote inclusion, respect and equity.

Community Group


Uniting Op Shop, Prahran

Recognising volunteering that supports community groups to deliver a diverse range of services, programs and opportunities such as neighbourhood houses, social support and children’s services.

Environmental Sustainability 


Rewilding Stonnington

Recognising volunteer contribution to environmental sustainability and climate health.



Joanne Delaney, Blind sports

Recognising the work of individuals in sporting clubs or groups who show commitment to enhancing community health and fitness.

Arts and Culture


Damir Kalajdzic, Sevdalinka Choir

Recognising volunteers that support the creative sector.

Young Person


Nathaneal Siow,  Prahran Youth Hub


Harriet Syme, Very Special Kids

Recognising volunteers aged under 26 years who make a positive contribution in our community.

To be eligible

  • Nominees do not need to live in Stonnington but must have made a substantial contribution to the municipality through their volunteering.
  • Community Groups must be a group active within Stonnington with at least four members.
  • Nominees for the Young Person award must be aged 25 years or younger at 30 July 2022.
  • Nominees cannot be previous winners of a City of Stonnington Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year or Community Group of the Year award.

For more information, view the Stonnington Volunteer Awards Policy(PDF, 612KB) or contact the Grants and Volunteer Capacity Officer at

Winners Stonnington Volunteer Awards 2022

Mayor's Award: Lefteris Patlamazoglou

Community Service: Quentin Kynoch, Paul Rake and Robyn Bouse

Sport: Patrick Mount

Arts and Culture: Wendy Hughes-Chuck

Winners Stonnington Volunteer Awards 2021

Mayor’s Award: Krysty Green

Community Service: Donald Jones, Elpiniky Papakirikou, and Rosemary Johnston

Young Person: Athena Stathoulis

Community Group: St John Ambulance, Highly commended: Rewilding Stonnington

Sport: Chandan Kulkarni, Highly commended: Matt Meier

Environmental Sustainability: Zac Chu

Arts and Culture: David Woods, Highly commended: John McLennan, Neville Smith