Logan people encouraged to nominate tireless volunteer for 2020 City of Logan Volunteer Awards

Tireless volunteer; Aunty Faith Green.

Tireless volunteer; Aunty Faith Green.

Logan people have an extra few months to nominate a star volunteer in their life for a special award.

Nominations for the 2020 City of Logan Volunteer of the Year Awards are open until July 1.

The awards recognise individuals and community groups for their service to others.

The call for nominations coincides with National Volunteers Week.

"The theme for National Volunteer Week is changing communities, changing lives, and that certainly resonates with some of our unsung heroes in the City of Logan," Logan mayor Darren Power said.

"Acknowledging the tireless work of volunteers who are often on the frontline supporting some of our most vulnerable has never been more important.

"The work they do largely goes unnoticed, except of course by those who feel more supported as a result of their generosity and dedication."

The awards recognise the tireless work of volunteers like Aunty Faith Green.

Aunty Faith is the chairwoman of Gunya Meta's Mob Kinnectors in Kingston - a program which provides community service information, support and guidance for youth and families.

She said the team was focused on relationship building.

"We go out and connect with our families and check in to see how they are going with health, housing, education and wellbeing," Aunty Faith said.

"Our Aboriginal people don't know that there's a lot of services out there that they can go to."

Aunty Faith said without volunteers, many of the programs would not exist.

"Whenever we run a function, I have a heap of volunteers," she said.

"That consists of people just putting their hand up and saying 'can we be a part of this'.

"Not everything revolves around money, sometimes when money is involved there is friction. But if you've got nothing, it's an even playing field, everybody is appreciated."

City Lifestyle Committee chairwoman, Laurie Koranski, said volunteers were the lifeblood of the community

"Right across Logan we have seen extraordinary people united in their commitment to assist and support our community and that has been especially prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic," Cr Koranski said.

"From providing recycled computers for families to providing food and shelter, I am immensely proud of the way this city comes together when challenges arise.

"Kindness and compassion are common traits among our volunteers and we look forward to celebrating their achievements once social distancing restrictions are further eased."

To nominate a local volunteer, visit logan.qld.gov.au/awards/volunteers