2018 South Australian Volunteer Awards

The South Australian Volunteer Awards recognise the invaluable work volunteers, community organisations and businesses contribute to our community.

There are three award categories:

  • Joy Noble Medal —the highest distinction for individual volunteers in South Australia.
  • Premier's Award for Corporate Social Responsibility — acknowledges the invaluable contribution of South Australian businesses that lead change in our community through philanthropy, partnership and corporate volunteering.
  • 'The Andamooka' Community Project Award — recognises volunteer projects of significant community benefit.

Applications for the 2018 South Australian Volunteer Awards have now closed.

The Awards will be presented at a special Volunteers Day event on 11 June 2018.

For more information, please contact:

Department of Human Services 
Email: ofv@sa.gov.au
Phone: 1300 014 712


South Australian Volunteer Awards 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Joy Noble Medal – the highest distinction for individual volunteers in South Australia

  • This was awarded to Michael Brisco for his pivotal role in initiating and developing Bikes for Refugees. Since January 2015, Mike has volunteered full-time, putting in more than 40 volunteer hours each week. Bikes for Refugees supplies bicycles free of charge to people in need. The workshop is also open to the public to borrow tools and buy second-hand parts.

Premier's Award for Corporate Social Responsibility – acknowledges the invaluable contribution of South Australian businesses that lead change in our community through philanthropy, partnership and corporate volunteering

  • Phil Hoffmann Travel was awarded for its strong philosophy of ‘giving beyond self’ by supporting and encouraging its team of more than 200 staff to give back to their communities. Phil Hoffmann Travel helps Minda with fundraising, community engagement awareness and social inclusion initiatives. Staff raise thousands of dollars and volunteer hundreds of hours of their time.

'The Andamooka' Community Project Award – recognises volunteer projects of significant community benefit

  • The Wilmington Progress Society ‘Beautiful Valley Op Shop’ project is the 2017 recipient. The op shop financially supports volunteer groups and organisations requesting funding for projects and events to make their town a better place to live. It supports the unemployed, the disadvantaged and the socially and geographically isolated, as well as maintaining locals' involvement in town improvements.