Community Service Awards are given to individuals and groups in recognition of significant voluntary service.
Christchurch City Council's Community Service Awards are a way of giving well-deserved recognition to people who make our communities better places to live. They are a way of thanking and honouring volunteers who without pay and little recognition demonstrate dedication and passion, inspiring others to make service a central part of their lives.
Whether it be for youth, older adults, education, culture, church, recreation, sport or community service fields, we want to make sure they are thanked and honoured for their dedication. We only find out about these people through you. If you know of someone who deserves recognition for their community service, nominate them for a Community Service Award.
Community Boards participating in 2016
Community Service Award nominations are considered and decided by the respective Community Boards.
People will be eligible for Community Service Awards in the area that they do the work in, however, if the work is for a metropolitan organisation that covers more than two board areas then the nomination shall be considered in the community board area that the nominee lives in.
Please note: Community Boards not participating this year are - Akaroa/Wairewa, Burwood/Pegasus, Lyttelton/Mt Herbert and Shirley/Papanui.
Youth Service Awards are presented in recognition of significant voluntary service carried out by residents aged 25 or under, living in either the Riccarton-Wigram or Spreydon-Heathcote Board areas only. This award is to recognise individual effort rather than that of a whole group or organisation.
Nominating the person you value within your organisation, club or society is easy.
Here's how to get started:
Community Support Officer
Papanui Service Centre, Christchurch City Council
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154
Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street, Papanui
Community Services Awards 2016 nomination form and guidelines (PDF) [1.59MB]
Community Service Awards 2016 poster [1.30MB]