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Redfern NAB Volunteer Awards scheme

Redfern Neighbourhood Advisory Board is turning up the heat to find our exceptional Volunteer of the Year in an awards scheme. Members of the public, volunteer and community groups are being asked to nominate individuals who deserve to be recognised for making an outstanding contribution by their volunteer work.

Redfern NAB Volunteer Awards scheme is been supported under a local partnership banner of Time 2 Act which includes the local HCAP Community Worker, The Factory Community Centre, and UNSW Community Development Project and is being sponsored by the City of Sydney Community Grants Scheme. The Volunteer Awards will recognise the huge number of volunteers working in the area that enrich their community through a huge range of activities – the awards give local people a chance to nominate their unsung hero.

Who will you nominate?

The 2007 Volunteer Awards has 10 categories:

Outstanding volunteer- Someone who has carried out exceptional volunteer work within Redfern

Youth Support - An individual who supports Redfern’s youth through the development, provision, and/or participation in youth programs and activities

Health, Sports and recreation - Enhancing the quality of health or promotes physical activity n Redfern; contributing to the management and/or operations of a sports or recreation activity; demonstrating outstanding dedication to Redfern’s sports and recreation community.

Long service – For long term commitment to volunteering within Redfern

Family – Volunteer whose contribution has assisted or impacted on family life as result of volunteering within Redfern

Caring - Enhances and promotes the community through caring actions and outstanding acts of ‘humanitarianism’

Community Safety - contributes towards making Redfern a safer place for residents of all ages. 

Environment- Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the promotion and up keep of Redfern’s natural environment for present and future generations.

Advocating – acts as champion for the collective residents of Redfern and defends our rights.

Michael Shreenan Local HCAP Community worker said “Volunteers make a tremendous difference to our community. We are recognising and celebrating their participation and contribution. Volunteers enrich our lives and our communities in so many ways and the range of activities is so varied. I would urge people to vote for their favourite ‘unsung hero’ to ensure they are recognised for the effort they put in to supporting the Redfern community.”

Entries must be submitted by, Friday 8th June 2007. The winners will receive their award and be invited to attend a presentation awards ceremony and dinner at the Redfern RSL.
To submit an entry, you can obtain an entry form from the Factory Community Centre 67 Raglan Street or telephone Mike on 02 9698 9569

Additional Background Info

What do the Neighbourhood Advisory Boards do?

The Neighbourhood Advisory Board (NAB) are made up of elected tenant precinct representatives, and both Government and Non-Government service providers who work together to discuss and address issues and concerns occurring on the Public Housing Estates. Service providers who participate on the NABs include: The Department of Housing (DoH), Department of Community Services (DoCS), HCAP Community Development Worker, Factory Community Centre, Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development (ISRCSD), South Sydney City Council (SSCC), South Sydney Community Aid, Redfern Police, local Home and Community Care services and others. A NAB is established in both Redfern and in Waterloo

What is HCAP?

Housing Communities Assistance Programme (HCAP) has various programs across the state, is managed locally in Waterloo and Redfern by The Factory Community Centre, and is funded by the Department of Housing NSW.  HCAP program locally has an agenda of working with local residents and agencies within a community development framework. We work with various partner agencies from across sectors. The excellent partnership is vital for our projects success and comes under our Time 2 Act Banner.

So what does the service do locally?

  • We promote community participation
  • Work  with others to improving the quality of life for local residents
  • Provide support and specialist advice to local community groups and help individuals start new ones.
  • Represent  housing tenants views
  • Promote interagency working

The Factory Community Centre

The Factory has various community groups and support services available. This year we are celebrating our 30 years of service to the Waterloo and Redfern community. For more information contact us or just drop in for Cuppa and we will show your round.

For more information contact Mike Shreenan at the Factory Community Centre, Tel: 02 8399 1011