2019 Volunteer of the Year – Nikki Bensch 

Nikki has been the ACT Team Leader of Share the Dignity since 2015, an organisation that supports women and girls by providing essential sanitary items and other care. 


2019 Canberra Labor Club Group Volunteer Team of the Year – Southern Tablelands Ecosystem Park Volunteers 

The Southern Tablelands Ecosystem Park Volunteers, otherwise known as STEP, are an all-volunteer community group that work in collaboration with the National Arboretum. 


2019 Aon Senior Volunteer of the Year– Peter Bray 

Peter has been volunteering for Hartley Lifecare for more than 50 years. Each month, at the markets, Peter welcomes stallholders, directs traffic, and helps out on the fundraising barbeque. 


2019 OPF Young Volunteer of the Year– Kate Coffey 

Kate has dedicated the last decade of her life to the sport of netball. Through various pathways Kate has been a coach, player mentor, umpire, and talent scout. 


2019 Galent Management Consulting Profound Influence Award– Hannah Andrevski 

Hannah Andrevski set up Roundabout Canberra last year to provide women and families experiencing hardship with essential equipment to ensure the safety of their babies. 


2019 ActewAGL Innovation Award– What’s Your Reality Volunteer Team 

What’s Your Reality is a partnership between Calwell High School, the YWCA Clubhouse and the ACT Parks and Conservation Service. Students from Calwell High volunteered their time to be ‘topic experts’ in producing nature based virtual reality content for people with a disability. 


2019 University of Canberra Thought and Leadership Award– St Vincent de Paul Society Compeer Program 

Compeer is an international, award-winning program that links adults living with a mental illness with a friendship volunteer. 


2019 Canberra Weekly Corporate Volunteer of the Year– Kirsty McGovern-Hooley 

Kirsty from RSM undertook a year-long community research project for Marymead, focused on capturing the experiences of people with autism and their carers on their ability to access services. 


2019 ActewAGL Canberra’s Choice Award - Individual – Benjamin Freeman 

Ben has been recognised for his incredible work as a volunteer across several organisations including the ANU, Australian Ice Swimming Association, SES and more. 


2019 ActewAGL Canberra’s Choice Award - Team – ACT Policing Volunteer in Policing Program 

The Volunteers in Policing Team currently has 53 volunteers who perform 22 different roles in support of ACT Policing. 


Highly Commended:

2019 Canberra Labor Club Group Volunteer Team of the Year – Technology for Ageing and Disability ACT Cycle Solutions Team

2019 Aon Senior Volunteer of the Year –  David Barber

2019 OPF Young Volunteer of the Year –  Luka Musicki

2019 Galent Management Consulting Profound Influence Award – David Pinson

2019 ActewAGL Innovation Award – Palliative Care ACT Life Story Volunteers

2019 Canberra Weekly Corporate Volunteering Award –  St Vincent de Paul Society Calvary Hospital Night Patrol Team

2019 University of Canberra Thought and Leadership Award – Robyn Kahonde

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