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 Multiples New Zealand Volunteer Awards 2019 are now open

VOLUNTEER AWARDS 2019


Vol Awards 2019 

PURPOSE OF THE MULTIPLES NZ VOLUNTEER AWARDS

The purpose of these awards is to highlight the volunteer effort required to support families with multiples in New Zealand. The awards recognise individual achievement, while publicly acknowledging all voluntary effort. These awards are an opportunity for members, clubs and Multiples NZ to publicly express thanks to our volunteers.

MULTIPLES NZ VOLUNTEER AWARDS CATEGORIES

EMERGING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a volunteer who has stepped up and made a difference in their club or the New Zealand multiples community in their first 18 months as a volunteer (either on a committee or in a specific volunteer role e.g. starting a sub-branch, running a playgroup, being a contact person). The award highlights not only their contribution thus far, but their potential/intention to contribute to the multiple’s community in the future.

The volunteer must be a financial member of a Multiples NZ affiliated club or Multiples NZ

Prize includes $50 cash and $100 to the winner’s local Multiples NZ affiliated club.

SUPPORT PERSON OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a volunteer who has provided exceptional service by supporting a family or families with multiples in the past year.

The volunteer must be a financial member of a Multiples NZ affiliated club or Multiples NZ

Prize includes $50 cash and $100 to the winners local Multiples NZ affiliated club.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a volunteer who has provided exceptional service for the betterment of families with multiples within their local area or nationally.

The volunteer must be a financial member of a Multiples NZ affiliated club or Multiples NZ

Prize includes $50 cash and $100 to the winner’s local Multiples NZ affiliated club.

COMMUNITY DEDICATION

Awarded to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to their club or the New Zealand multiples community for at least five years regardless of their role - from committee members to those people helping behind the scenes.

Prize includes $50 cash and $100 to the winner’s local Multiples NZ affiliated club.

CLUB OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a Multiples NZ affiliated club that encompasses all or some of the following attributes:

  • Has built and/or maintains a strong sense of belonging in its members.

  • There has been significant membership growth and retention of members.

  • Develops and implements innovative projects that support the needs of multiple families

  • Is governed by a committee that acts in the best interests its member families, understands its responsibilities and has systems in place to exercise them properly.

  • Shows a willingness to share ideas and experiences at a national level.

  • Grows and maintains positive relationships with the wider community, support agencies and national sponsors.

  • Recovered after facing significant challenges such as dwindling membership, lack of committee or finances.

Must be a financial member of Multiples NZ

$300 cash prize

 

Nomintion Form for Club of the Year

Nomination form for all other categories

 

NOMINATIONS

In all categories, the person nominated must be a “volunteer” – defined as someone who does not derive a significant source of income from the role that they fulfil. They may receive honorarium or expenses in completing the role that they are nominated for.

Many volunteers could qualify in more than one category. However, the nomination of a person may be for only one category each year. It is acknowledged that many volunteers’ efforts are the result of several years of commitment and involvement, so a nomination may recognise the volunteer’s total contribution to the New Zealand multiples community, over the last few years.

 

Membership status of those nominees for awards which specify the recipient must be a financial member of a Multiples NZ affiliated club or Multiples NZ will be confirmed with the relevant clubs. Nominees for the Community Dedication award do not have to be financial members of a club.

Nomination forms are to be emailed to with the subject line – Multiples NZ Award Nomination 2019.

 

An important aspect of ensuring your nomination has every chance of success is to make sure you complete each section thoroughly. Please provide all the information requested in detail.

 

Nominations will close at 11 pm, 1 September 2019.

 

JUDGING

The judging panel will consist of:

  • Multiples NZ President

  • Multiples NZ Patron

  • Multiples NZ Life member

  • A New Zealand based experienced Volunteer

 

In the event that a large number of nominations are received, they will be reviewed by the Multiples NZ President and Vice President. Depending on the number received, nominations will be shortlisted to five finalists in each category and presented to the panel for final judging.

 

The judges’ decision is final and no other correspondence will be entered into.

 

PRESENTATION

The winners will be announced at the Multiples NZ National Training Forum Gala Dinner, which will be held in Wellington on Saturday the 19th of October 2019. Each winner of an award will receive a cash prize and a donation will be made to the winner’s local Multiples NZ affiliated Club. Tickets for the Gala Dinner can be purchased via the Multiples NZ National Training Forum Gala Dinner Registration Form on the Multiples NZ website.

 

Those category winners not in attendance at the Multiples NZ National Training Forum will be contacted following the announcement.

 

PRIZES

Each recipient of an award will receive a combination of a cash prize, a certificate and a donation to their local Multiples NZ affiliated club. Each recipient will determine how the cash donation is to be spent in their community. This will be coordinated by Multiples NZ and communicated to the recipient Club. The recipient club will be required to produce a report about how the funds were spent in the community suitable to be included in the Multiples NZ magazine.

Multiples NZ will forever be grateful for the many hours that volunteers give to supporting families with twins and triplets and more throughout New Zealand.