Nominations have now opened for the 2024 NSW Volunteer of the Year awards which celebrate the hard work and dedication of volunteers in the community. 


Member for Manly, James Griffin said volunteers are the backbone of so many community groups, organisations and initiatives.  


“Volunteers contribute $178 billion to the NSW economy, and I know here locally, our community just wouldn’t run as it does, without the hard work and dedication of volunteers,” Mr Griffin said. 


“I’ve said many times that volunteers are the backbone of our community, and that is particularly true in the Manly electorate.  

“From church groups, surf clubs and emergency services personnel to hospital auxiliaries, St John’s Ambulance volunteers and service club members, there are those in our community who work day and night to make our part of the world a better place to live.  

“There are countless projects and initiatives in our electorate that simply would never have happened without the work of volunteers, and I sincerely thank everyone who sacrifices their time and effort for our community’s betterment.”  

Mr Griffin said, “If you know someone who deserves to be recognised as part of the 2024 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, I encourage you to get your nomination in now!”  

The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards are an annual program aimed at recognising the incredible dedication, effort and community service of our state’s volunteers, volunteer leaders and volunteer teams.   

There are eight categories of awards including Adult Volunteer of the Year, Young Volunteer of the Year, Senior Volunteer of the Year, and more.  

Nominations for this year’s awards close on 14 June 2024.

For more information, visit The Centre of Volunteering website at