Volunteer Awards

ShelterBox Australia

Thank you volunteers


Volunteers are the heart of ShelterBox Australia

Our volunteers engage with their communities and people every day and in every imaginable way – from fundraising at local events, to raising awareness at work and taking part in the action, both here in Australia and on deployment.

They share their passion for ShelterBox in their communities right across Australia, and help to ensure that no family goes without shelter after disaster and conflict.

During National Volunteer Week we look forward to recognising our volunteers amazing achievements with our Volunteer Awards.

2020 Volunteer Award Winners


2020 Volunteer Impact Award

Leanne Knowler
Bronwyn Klar
Tim Klar

2020 Team of the Year Award

South Australia
Adelaide and surrounds

2020 Shining Star Award

Nathan Brown 
for the Shine for ShelterBox Trivia Night

2020 Fundraiser of the Year Award

Peita Byer

2020 Volunteer Excellence Award

Dieter Torheiden
Fred Fawke
Peter Kavenagh

About the awards


Volunteer Impact Award

This volunteer award recognises a volunteer that has made a significant impact in their community through their work with ShelterBox.

Team of the Year Award

The Team of the Year Award recognises a team (large or small) that has achieved outstanding results. 

Shining Star Award

The Shining Star Award recognises a volunteer that hosts an original, successful and well organised Shine event (e.g. winter Shine dinner, Boxing Day BBQ).

Fundraiser of the Year Award

The Fundraiser of the Year Award recognises a volunteer that has gone above and beyond to help raise awareness and funds for ShelterBox. 

Volunteer Excellence Award

This award recognises volunteers that have demonstrated excellence in their role, commitment and passion for ShelterBox. These volunteers are offered the opportunity to attend an immersive ShelterBox course focussing on the complexities of disaster response and real deployments ( up to 5 Volunteer Progress Awards will be awarded each year with flights and accommodation paid). 

“REMEMBER THAT THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ARE NOT THOSE GETTING MORE, BUT THOSE GIVING MORE”

H. JACKSON BROWN JR.