Community Service Awards are given to individuals and groups in recognition of significant voluntary service.
Applications are open from Friday 11 March to 5pm Thursday 14 April 2022.
You can also download a printable copy of our nomination guidelines and nomination form [PDF, 858KB].
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 with little recognition, demonstrate dedication and passion, inspiring others to make service a central part of their lives.
Whether it's for youth, older adults, education, culture, church, recreation, sport or community service fields, we want to make sure volunteers 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 Service Award nominations are considered and decided by the respective Community Boards.
People will be eligible for Community Service Awards in the area in which they work, however, if the work is in a metropolitan organisation covering more than two board areas, then the nomination shall be considered in the board area that the nominee does the majority of their voluntary work.
Youth Service Awards are presented in recognition of significant voluntary service carried out by residents aged 25 or under, living in either the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton, Spreydon-Cashmere and Linwood-Central-Heathcote Board areas only.
This award is to recognise individual effort rather than that of a whole group or organisation.
Nominating someone you value within your organisation, club or society is easy.
Here's how to get started: