2023 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Event Category - Nominees

10 June 2023 | News

Annually, Volunteering Waikato - Te Ohu Tuuao O Waikato host the Volunteer Excellence Awards to celebrate volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution in our community. This year's awards will be held on Thursday 22 June, during National Volunteer Week - Te Wiki Tuuao aa-Motu - an opportunity to thank volunteers across Aotearoa New Zealand, for the difference they make and the impact they have on our communities.

The EVENT category celebrates individuals volunteering at an event in 2022, and the nominees are:

ALAN SHARP
Alan has been volunteering at Fieldays for 54 years looking after the water supply and toilets. Alan has a can-do attitude in a thankless job requiring dedication and planning. Alan leads from the front and is a great example of a team player. There are not many people of Alan's tenure who still get up each day to support and make a difference as a volunteer.
Nominated by NZ National Fieldays Society Incorporated

NICKY JOHNSEN
Nicky has been volunteering at Special Olympics Waikato for more than 5 years. Nicky coordinated the Special Olympics Waikato Team attendance at the 2022 National Summer Games in Hamilton. Vicky is always happy to help, she provides a sense of calm, she smiles even with stress - the event wouldn't have been what it was without Nicky in the background helping the coaches and making it a great experience for 60 athletes.
Nominated by Special Olympics Waikato

PETER STONE
Peter has been volunteering at The Refugee Orientation Centre Trust for 4 years. Peter volunteered at the Ethnic Futsal Tournament in 2022 for young adults and refugees to engage in healthy and constructive activities, showcase their talents and abilities, and build their confidence and self-esteem. Peter is a role model for inclusivity and cultural sensitivity and has a passion for helping youth from refugee backgrounds to see their innate value, as well as their future potential.
Nominated by The Refugee Orientation Centre Trust

On behalf of Volunteering Waikato - Te Ohu Tuuao o Waikato - congratulations on your nomination and thank you for volunteering in our communities!