Monday December 12, 2016
Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa has announced a recipient of the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program, an initiative to enable local communities in Mulgoa to formally acknowledge the contributions made by outstanding volunteers.
“I was thrilled to congratulate Ms Janice Rego of Western Sydney University on receiving the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Award for Project Volunteering,” said Tanya Davies.
Ms Rego volunteers as a MATES Mentor, providing guidance and support to new students. MATES is a mentoring and transition program that supports commencing students in their first session at Western Sydney University. Mentors show new students how to be a university student and navigate the university learning environment.
Tanya Davies said that the Baird Government is committed to properly recognising and celebrating the important role that volunteers play in local communities across NSW.
“This initiative is designed to encourage more people to volunteer by recognising and promoting the contributions people are already making,” Tanya Davies said.
The Program involves six categories:
Tanya Davies said that volunteers provide 240 million hours of support in NSW each year, which is worth around $5 billion to our economy.
“These numbers clearly show how important it is to recognise the work being done by volunteers and to continue to encourage more and more people to volunteer,” Tanya Davies said.
To nominate a volunteer for recognition or to find more about the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program please visit: