Hidden Treasures - honouring rural women volunteers
2013 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll
The 2013 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll was launched by Lucinda Corrgan - Chair of the Primary Industries Ministerial Advisory Council) on Saturday 26 October as part of the official opening ceremony at the NSW Rural Women's Gathering held at Scone. More
This year we pay tribute to 96 women listed on the Honour Roll, as a way of saying thank you to all the quiet achievers, the women who are so often the backbone of our State.
Read the full list of nominess here.
For communities planning to host a special ceremony for your nominee please contact us for an electronic certificate that you can print out and present to your nominee. Email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 6391 3620.
Nominate a rural woman
Nominating a rural woman for the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a great way to celebrate rural women from across New South Wales who give so much of their time to improving our communities and neighbourhoods.
You can nominate a friend, family member, colleague, community worker - any rural woman who you believe makes your community a better place to live.
To nominate a Hidden Treasures volunteer you simply need to complete the Nomination Form and tell us a short ‘story’ about why your nominee is worthy. All rural women nominated will be included in the Honour Roll.
NB: Nominations will only be accepted for NSW rural women. ‘Rural’ is defined as anyone living outside the larger metropolitan centres of Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.
Nominations for the 2014 Honour Roll will open 1 May and close 16 July 2014. You will be able to access the online nomination or download a form to comoplete from 1 May 2014.
For information or if you need assistance with your nomination call the Rural Women's Network on 02 6391 3620 or email: email@example.com
About Hidden Treasures
Hidden Treasures acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW rural communities. It is not an award, but provides a platform to pay tribute to rural women volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others.
We hope the annual Honour Roll will improve recognition of the important and diverse roles women volunteers play as key participants within NSW rural communities and that their stories will encourage others to take on volunteering roles.
Past Honour Rolls
Volunteering in NSW
There are almost 1.7 million volunteers, who give more than 241 million hours of voluntary work to the NSW community. The value of this contribution is estimated in excess of $2.4 billion to the State’s economy. (NSW State Plan)
Australian volunteers are essential to society, and many charities would struggle to survive without the support of their volunteers. Volunteers contribute more than 700 million hours of community service to so many areas of society, including community health care, heritage and arts, environment conservation, emergency services, education, social justice and sports. Acknowledging volunteer efforts can build self-worth amongst individuals and accelerate community spirit.
26 October 2013 - Hidden Treasures recognised in rural NSW. More
About Hidden Treasures
Hidden Treasures is a joint project of the Rural Women’s Network and the NSW Centre for Volunteering
National Volunteer Week: 12-18 May 2014
National Volunteer Week is the largest annual celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides and opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you to the more than 5 million Australian's who volunteer.