Logan council to recognise two of its 7000 volunteers

Logan has a 7000-strong army of volunteers and the council would like to know who are the community favourites.

WHAT A WINNER: Logan Central’s Beverley Pritchard won last year for her work with the city’s migrant and refugee community.

WHAT A WINNER: Logan Central’s Beverley Pritchard won last year for her work with the city’s migrant and refugee community.

Any resident can nominate someone who donates their time to our make the city great for the Logan Loves Volunteers awards.

The annual awards are open across two categories – the Frank Lenz Memorial Award for volunteer of the year and the Davida Steele Memorial Award for outstanding community organisation.

Acting mayor Cherie Dalley said thousands of people regularly donated their time to the community.

“Logan's incredible volunteers do so much – they assist the elderly, read to children, mentor our youth, run our community sports, care for our environment and much more, and our city would not be the same without them,” Cr Dalley said.

“And most volunteers go about their business in a very humble way and rarely seek or gain recognition.

“I’m sure most people out there know someone who deserves their moment in the sun so I’d encourage them to fill out a nomination form.”

Cr Laurie Smith said last year’s awards saw a record field of nominees.

“Twenty people and organisations were put forward for last year’s awards, something I hope we top this year,” Cr Smith said.

“Apart from being a great honour for the individual or organisation, it’s also a great way to promote their cause and inspire others to get active in their community.”

Logan Central’s Beverley Pritchard won last year’s award for her work with the city’s migrant and refugee community while Logan SES took out the outstanding community organisation award.

Nominations close on Friday, April 12, and winners will receive their award at a special breakfast at the Logan Metro Sports and Event Centre on Saturday, May 18.