2021 Gold Coast Volunteer Awards Finalists

Modest Gold Coasters Recognised For Their Generosity


Judging for the 2021 Gold Coast Volunteer Awards hosted by Volunteering Gold Coast is complete and the finalists in each of the six categories has been announced.

VGC received over one hundred nominations from dedicated Not-For-Profits, individuals and corporate entities from the Gold Coast. The overall winners for each category will be announced at the celebratory Gala Dinner to be held at HOTA on Saturday 4th December 2021.

In conjunction with International Volunteer Day celebrated on 5th December 2021, this event will showcase 18 incredible Not-For-Profit organisations, individuals, community projects, diversity and inclusion initiatives and corporate social impact programs.  The exclusive event gives people the opportunity to acknowledge the power of volunteerism and how kind hearted people of the Gold Coast community are supporting one another.

“It is clear by the high quality of nominations this year, that the previous 20 months has united people, igniting compassion and support. The standard of the nominations were inspiring, and made the judging process challenging.  All nominees could be winners in their own way simply for what they give back to the community in their own time.” Said Mrs Nicole Smith – General Manager Marketing & Communications.

2021 Finalists | Gold Coast Volunteer Awards:

Volunteer of the Year

Ian Grace – Youth Music Venture Inc.

Melanie Funk – Eczema Support Australia

Diann Eadeh – St John Crisis Centre

Youth Volunteer of the Year

Bryce U’Ren – 14 years old, Founder Super Max & Bryce

Jameel Baba – 17 years old, Multicultural Social Network

Allyshia Fauula – 15 years old, Walk With Us

Community Organisation of the Year

Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport – Surfers Paradise

Walk With Us

Gold Coast Project for Homeless Youth Inc.

Community Project of the Year

Mudgeeraba Agriculture Show

Youth Academy by Walk With Us

Big Red Kidney Bus by Kidney Health Australia

Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

Cycling Without Age

Serving Our People

I Speak Your Language

Corporate Social Impact Award

Westpac Private Bank Gold Coast

Gold Coast Girls in Business

Robina Town Centre

Media Contact

Nicole Smith

p: 0439 929 655 or 07 5526 0688 e: Nicole.Smith@vsaustralia.org.au

Volunteering Gold Coast

Optimises social impact by harnessing innovation, promoting inclusion and connecting communities on the Gold Coast. Providing community transport, volunteer recruitment, diversity & inclusion consulting and corporate partnering.
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