Lilley Australia Day Volunteer Awards
Community Volunteer Awards
Recognising Volunteers in Our Community
The Lilley Australia Day Awards (LADA) was established to recognise the contribution made by volunteers to our community. These are personal awards granted to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to non-profit organisations on a voluntary basis. The organisations include school parent groups and tuckshops, aged care facilities, youth groups, sporting clubs, meals on wheels, neighbourhood watch, community centres, church groups, scouts and guides, service clubs and any other of the non-profit organisations which add so much to our community.
Many people make enormous contributions to their local communities and the quality of life in Queensland by utilising their skills, enthusiasm and energy in a diverse range of activities. The Lilley Australia Day Awards aims to recognise these people for their outstanding contributions.
The LADA’s are presented at a public function at Kedron-Wavell Services Club on Australia Day.
- Community Service
- Youth Activities
- Services to Education
- Other categories – not defined above.
Award winners are selected by a Committee of people from Community Organisations within the Lilley Electorate. The Committee’s decisions are final.
- Nominees should live in the electorate of Lilley or have carried out volunteering within the Lilley Electorate.
- Activities must be carried out on a voluntary basis.
- Although the Committee takes “time served” into account, the nomination form should include the number of years volunteered and how much time is involved on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as appropriate. The Committee prefers nominees to have volunteered for at least 5 years.
- The nominated person should not have already received an Australia or Commonwealth Honour (e.g. AO, MBE) unless the person is being nominated for work in a field of service which is totally different to that for which the Australian or Commonwealth Honour was received.
Other considerations made by the Committee include:
- Initiative – recognising a need within the community.
- Impact – on the quality of life of a community.
- Dedication – personal and demonstrated commitment.
- Length of Service – time spent in voluntary service. Expected to be no less than five (5) continuous years.
Nomination forms can be obtained from the Lilley Electorate Office and online (below). They are also available at various State Electorate Offices and Local Government Ward Offices throughout the Lilley Electorate.
Nomination forms should provide as much information as possible to enable the Committee to make an accurate assessment of each nomination. The Proposer must secure a Seconder for each nomination.
All nomination forms must be submitted by the 23rd November in each calendar year. Selected recipients will receive their Awards on Australia Day, 26th of January, of the following year.
The nominated volunteer should not be told of the nomination as a selection process by the Committee assesses each nomination.
The nomination form is available for download here: Nomination Form