Community Service Awards are given to individuals and groups in recognition of significant voluntary service.
Our Community Service Awards give well-deserved recognition to the 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 for youth, older adults, education, culture, church, recreation, sport or community service fields, we want to ensure 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.
Nominations open on Friday 3 March 2023.
Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 31 March 2023.
Respective Community Boards consider nominations.
Nominees and nominators will be advised of the decision.
Recipients will be invited to receive awards at a ceremony hosted by their local Community Board.
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 where 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.
Community Boards participating this year are Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote, Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood and Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton.
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: