The Deaf Community Volunteer Award is open to any individual living anywhere in Australia.

  • Only individual Deaf people may be nominated (no groups).
  • The Award can only be received once – i.e. an individual Deaf person can be recipient of the Award only once. An individual can be nominated many times but once they have won the Award, they cannot be considered again for this Award in subsequent years.      
  • A nominee must be recognised for their voluntary contribution towards the Australian Deaf Community or the wider community.
  • A nominee can be recognised under one or more of the following categories:
    • Undertaken activities for the Deaf community in social settings;
    • Presented a positive image of Deaf people in the wider community;
    • Raised positive awareness of the Deaf community;
    • Quiet achievers in the Deaf community.
  • Nominations may be made by:
    • Board Directors of Deaf Australia; or
    • Ann Darwin’s family.
  • The nominee must be:
    • Deaf; and 
    • A recognised volunteer.
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