Volunteer of the Year

This award acknowledges the significant and highly valued contribution made by volunteers to the fundraising profession. This award honours a volunteer or team of volunteers who have assisted through their efforts and dedication of time to an organisation and fundraising cause.

A winner will be selected from each state and territory and will be announced as the Volunteer of the Year for that state/territory. The winner from each state will go through for national judging to determine the FIA National Volunteer of the Year.

Criteria

Volunteer's profile - 20% 

Include a brief biography along with a list of volunteer activities undertaken in recent years. Please note this information may appear in the final awards publication for winning entries.

Volunteer's key involvement (organisation’s cause) - 10%

Provide a brief description of the volunteer’s key involvement with the organisation's cause.

 

Volunteer's key involvement (fundraising activities) - 20%

Provide a brief description of the volunteer’s key involvement with the organisation’s fundraising activities/campaign.

 

Summary of award nomination - 30%

a) Provide a summary of the award nomination. Include examples of how the nominee has contributed to your fundraising activities and organisation’s cause.

b) Please provide a short (approx. 1-3 min) video telling us why the nominee should win this award. This can be a simple video filmed on your phone. The quality of the production will not be considered in the judging process – it’s about the story you tell.

 

Referral letter - 20%

A referral letter from the nominee’s referee (Charity CEO or equivalent) is required.

Who can enter this category?

  • The nominator must be a current Organisational Member of FIA held for a 12 month period.

  • The volunteer or team of volunteers were involved with a fundraising campaign or organisation within the past 18 months.

  • The volunteer or team of volunteers must have made a significant contribution to the fundraising sector.

Submission guide

Download the submission guide for full details, terms and conditions, and to plan your submission before you start.

Deadline

All entries close Friday 9 September 2022.