Ben Hanewald, Briony Pedelty, Chelsea Matheson, Dominique Ressom, Josh Hardstaff, Kaisha Ottobre, Sarah Wyatt, Terry Markoulakis
Thanks to the initiative and cooperation of this group of eight young volunteers with a disability, isolated seniors now connect every week in Yarra Junction over a healthy, freshly-cooked meal. Food aside, the greatest benefits for young and old are lasting intergenerational friendships, sharing of stories, and the confidence gained through building community connections.
Carolyn Merritt, Heidi Gregory, Sarah Asome
Described as the ‘heart and soul’ of Victoria’s Dyslexia Community, the DVS Administration Team work around the clock to give online support and advice to thousands of people on screening, assessments, assistive technologies, and targeted interventions. The team displays initiative, courage and open mindedness, and have developed essential resources, fostered local support groups, convened events and advocated for people with dyslexia.
Chris Shattock, David Peake, Doug Crompton, Jeff Mayes, Jeff McDonell, Neil Burden
The Bayside Bushwalking Club takes its sponsorship of the Freeman’s Mill Track in the Bunyip State Forest very seriously. Over two years and many working bees, its volunteers designed, planned and built an extensive boardwalk with their own hands. More than 600 hours of teamwork and elbow grease, plus a financial contribution from the club have made this track available for all walkers to enjoy throughout the year.