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Do you know a Star? Who will you nominate for the Waterloo and Redfern Volunteer Awards 2009?

The Factory Community Centre, through its auspiced Housing NSW HCP programme is turning up the heat for the communities’ Third Annual Volunteers’ Awards Event. Members of the public, volunteer, and community groups are being asked to nominate individuals or community groups who deserve to be recognised for making an outstanding contribution by their volunteering work reports this media Statement from the Factory on 9 April 2009.

Since the scheme started, over 140 awards have been distributed. The time has come to find volunteers and community grass root groups who have contributed to their community over 2008 and 2009. 

Each volunteer nominated will receive a certificate and be invited to a celebration lunch Appreciation Ceremony during National Volunteer Week, which is 11th-17th May 2009. 

The scheme is of course dependant on people making nominations which recognise the efforts of these invaluable volunteers. Volunteers change the World around about us on a day-to-day basis with impacts that just can not be allowed to go unnoticed. Let get behind our volunteers and recognise, support, and encourage them in the great work that they do for our local community. 

Nominations should be submitted by 27th April 2009-04-06 

To submit an entry, you can obtain an nomination form from the Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017, or Email  or telephone Mike: 02 9698 9569.

A Poster for the event can be downloaded from (PDF 86Kb).

This event is proudly supported by the Redfern and Waterloo Neighbourhood Advisory Boards, Housing NSW, The Housing Communities Programme, Volunteer Australia, and the Factory Community Centre and friends. This is part of our year long programme, ‘You’re a Star’, marking the International Year of Astronomy.