Joy and Maree celebrated at volunteer awards

29 Oct, 2019

Northern Rivers volunteers of the year

Earlier this month, an awards night was held in Lismore to celebrate and recognise the important contribution of volunteers to our communities throughout the region. These regional awards are part of the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, organised by The Centre for Volunteering.

So on October 3, Lismore Workers Club was alive with volunteers, volunteering organisations, local representatives and celebrities to shine a light on the incredible dedication, passion and generosity of volunteers throughout the Northern Rivers.

Congratulations to two of our own volunteers Joy and Maree! Joy was nominated for the Senior Volunteer category award and Maree was nominated for the Adult Volunteer category award.

Additionally, special mention was made of our own No Interest Loan Scheme team and the volunteers that have contributed to that team in the last year. They were nominated for the Team Volunteer award category and our very own Acting Social and Financial Inclusion Manager Renee was there to collect the certificate.

Joy and Maree at the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards Northern Rivers 
Joy and Maree collect their nomination certificates for Senior Volunteer and Adult Volunteer category awards.
Renee at the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards Northern Rivers 
Renee picks up the nomination certificate for the Team Volunteer category award.

To read more about the event and see more photos, follow this link.

We recognise the vital contribution that all volunteers make to our communities. We provide several services to strengthen volunteering throughout the region such as volunteer support and placement, training, advocacy and facilitating volunteer networks.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Joy, Maree and all our volunteers for their generosity and dedication to the work they do at Community Gateway.

Many tracks, one road, sustaining community.


Community Gateway is a registered charity and QIP accredited, assessed against the Quality Improvement Council Health and Community Services 7th Edition Standards.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and meet, and offer our respect to their Elders past, present and future.

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