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PHOTOS | Dedication rewarded as volunteers acknowledged

Giving back: 2016 Sydney South Volunteer of the Year Award and Student of the Year Award winner, Lucas Di Cicco. Picture: Chris LaneFrom thousands of nominations across NSW, these volunteers havean inspirationalstory to tell.
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Group effort: Volunteers from 3 Bridges Community with their team award. Picture: Chris Lane

People who gave up their time to help others in theircommunities were acknowledged for their dedication at an awards ceremony on October 6at Tradies Club Gymea.

The Volunteer of the Year Awards is an annual program run by The Centre for Volunteering, a non-profit peak body forvolunteering in NSW.

Awards are supported by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and Clubs NSW.

St George and Sutherland Shire volunteers were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th annual awards.

The top award was won byLucas Di Cicco, of South Hurstville,who received the overall 2016 Sydney South Volunteer of the Year Award and the Student Volunteer of the Year Award.

The year 12studentwas recognisedfor his work with the Matthew Talbot Hostel at Woolloomooloo, anestablishment for homeless men, which is run by the StVincent de Paul Society.

Lucas, 17, gave up his spare time to make a contribution by helping people feel a sense of belonging through a simple chat or over a coffee or tea.

The team award was won by early years support service,3 Bridges Community Centre.

It provides avital early intervention program for isolated mothers.

Team volunteers support familieswho may be experiencing vulnerabilities includingpost-natal depression, anxiety orill health/disability, or women with multiple babies or those fromdefence families.

They alsohelp with doctor or counselling appointments or shopping, give sleep deprived mums some in-house respite, link the mother with community groups includingplaygroup, offer information and resources, share parenting wisdom and experiences andassist with household organisation.

Senior Volunteer of the Year (65+ years), Fat Leong, 92, of Carlton,was acknowledgedfor volunteering for theChinese Australian Services Society.

Since he migrated to Australia in the early 1980s, Mr Leongstarted to teach Tai Chi for the public in Woodville Park, Hurstville, to helpsocially isolated seniors who have been marginalised because of language barriers.

He promotes active ageing and healthy lifestyle, environment care, harmony and acceptance of diverse culture.

Youth Volunteer of the Year(up to 24 years) isMaxima Ayoub, 20, of Penshurst,who has volunteered forWesley Counselling Services for the past three years, assisting with administrative duties.

Youth Volunteer of the Year, Maxima Ayoub, 20, of Penshurst, and Valerie Hoogstad, of The Centre for Volunteering. Picture: supplied

The accounting and psychology student alsovolunteers at Lifeline.

Adult Volunteer of the Year, Kulendran Anaimugan, 58, of Lugarno, and Helen Rogers, of the Department of Family & Community Services. Picture: supplied

Adult Volunteer of the Year(25 – 64 years) isKulendran Anaimugan, 58, of Lugarno, who volunteers withThe Exodus Foundation.

MrAnaimugan has been involvedwith the foundation for three years as an IT and database assistance.

All regional winners will be in the running for the overall NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, which will beannounced on December 2.

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