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.

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. 

Young Volunteer of the Year Award

The Young Volunteer of the Year Award recognises a volunteer under 30 that has achieved significant results during the year. 

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). 

2019 Volunteer Awards


Volunteer Impact Award Winners

Chris McGrath
Alan Shepherd

Team of the Year Award Winners

West Australian Team
Presented to June Wade for leadership and the ability to motivate the WA team to produce outstanding results

West Australian Team
Presented to David Brockway for leadership and the ability to motivate the WA team to produce outstanding results 

West Australian Team
Presented to Rod Style for leadership and the ability to motivate the WA team to produce outstanding results 

Adelaide and surrounds Team (special mention)
Presented to Greg Love for leadership and the ability to motivate the Adelaide and surrounds team to produce outstanding results

Young Volunteer of the Year Award Winner

Paige Honor

Shining Star Award Winner

Paige Honor, Katey Halliday and Lucy Dodd 
for the Adelaide City Rotaract Club Shine for ShelterBox Dinner at Parwana Afghan Kitchen

Fundraiser of the Year Award Winner

Johanna Johns
Stephen Bailey (special mention)

Volunteer Excellence Award Winners

Dan Edmonds
Shane Burette
Brett Boshard
Tammi Mayfield
Sonya Gates
Sue Hooper