Minister of Health Volunteer Awards

The Minister of Health Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to recognise the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealand’s health and disability services.

Nominations for the 2021 Health Volunteer Awards have now closed. 

The Awards will be presented at Parliament in August 2021.

Video: Minister of Health Andrew Little announces the Minister of Health Volunteer Awards for 2021. 

[Title: 2021 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards] [Hon. Andrew Little - Minister of Health to camera]

Kia ora. I'm Andrew Little, Health Minister.

Great news: it's National Volunteer Week, and I'm looking for nominations for this year's Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.

Since 2013, these awards have recognised the efforts of thousands of people - teams and individuals - for their selfless commitment and dedication to improving the lives of others.

These local heroes freely share their time and energy to benefit the wellbeing of others. Their generosity and hard work deserve our gratitude every day, and these awards are one way of doing that.

Thank you for the contribution you make in our hospitals and communities. Thank you for everything you do.

So, if you know an individual or team of volunteers who deserve a shout-out, nominate them before July the 16th.

We'll celebrate this year's recipients at an award ceremony at Parliament in August.

For more information about the awards, or how to nominate, visit the Ministry of Health's website.

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