CBAA opens nominations for inaugural People’s Choice Volunteer of the Year Award
The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia has launched its inaugural People’s Choice Award for Volunteer of the Year.
The award recognises the contributions made by volunteers in the community radio sector. The winner will be crowned later this month during National Volunteer Week.
“Without the contribution of more than 22,000 volunteers, Australian community radio wouldn’t be the vibrant, diverse and inclusive sector that it is today,” CBAA CEO Jon Bisset said in a statement.
“Each volunteer brings to the sector their own unique voice and story and, through the Volunteer of the Year Award, we wanted to gather these stories and give their community an opportunity to celebrate them.”
Nominations must include the nominee’s contact details and a 200-word statement on their impact on the station they volunteer for, as well as an explanation as to how the nominee continues to engage with and inspire others.
Eight finalists will be selected by an internal panel and the winner will be chosen through a poll on the CBAA Facebook page from May 12, with voting closing at 5pm on May 19.