Frequently Asked Questions – Tasmanian Volunteering Awards
Each category has its own eligibility criteria. Please check the Terms and Conditions for each award, which can be found under each category description.
Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged. One of the goals of this Awards program is to let people know about the many and varied ways individuals can volunteer, the special goals of volunteer programs and how they benefit Tasmania. Therefore self-nomination is not about seeking fame, but about highlighting the amazing opportunities that exist for people who volunteer.
Most definitely. Every nomination is judged on its merit, not on the organisation the nominee is volunteering for.
• Anglicare Lifestyle volunteers, who could be nominated for the Anglicare Lifestyle Community Care and Health award
• NRM South Environmental volunteers who have been trained to collect data in the field for scientific research, who could be nominated for the MyState Education, Science and Technology and the NRM South Environment, Animal Care and Conservation awards.
For more information on the judging process please click here.
Nominations will be assessed by an independent Selection Panel chaired by Volunteering Tasmania. Nominations will be scored against the criteria set out in the Nomination Form for each category.
Each category has its own Selection Panel, consisting of three judges; one from Volunteering Tasmania, one from a Sponsor organisation, and an independent judge with demonstrated breadth of experience working in the volunteering environment covered by the Award category.
In order to maintain an impartial judging process, a sponsoring organisation is not permitted to judge their sponsored Award category if a nomination has been received for a volunteer, volunteer manager or volunteer group from their own organisation, its subsidiaries or affiliates.
For more information about the judging process please click here.
Yes, only until 5pm on March 3 when nominations close. Volunteering Tasmania can view the nominations and confirm if you, or your volunteering program, have been nominated, and in which category. We cannot provide any further information, (e.g. who nominated you or what does it say).