Spare 10 minutes to nominate a young person who cares…
It’s time again when nominations are being called for to acknowledge the dedication of young people who provide voluntary care within our WA community.
Young People Who Care is an annual awards program recognising the efforts of young people in Western Australia who help to provide care to others in our community. The awards program is open to people between the ages of 8 and 18 living anywhere in Western Australia who provide voluntary care to others.
The Award Categories include:
- Caring in the Community Award – Individual
Recognising a person who provides voluntary care to a person or people in their community.
- Caring in the Community Award – Group
Recognising a group of young people who provide voluntary care to a person or people in their community.
- Young Carer Award – 8 – 13 years
Recognising a young person aged 8 to 13 who cares for a family member with a disability or illness.
- Young Carer Award – 14 – 18 years
Recognising a young person aged 14 to 18 who cares for a family member with a disability or illness.
Up to three finalists from the Caring in the Community categories and five finalists from the Young Carer categories will be selected and invited to attend a special award ceremony held at The Constitutional Centre in Perth. Finalists selected from country areas will be offered assistance to attend the awards.
The finalists from the Young Carer categories will also be provided with the opportunity to apply to the Young People Who Care Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund provides assistance to finalists with their education and is available for three years after their selection. The finalists from the Caring in the Community categories will receive a donation to the charity of their choice in recognition of their voluntary work.
Nominations can be made online at www.youngpeoplewhocare.com.au. Nominations close Friday 27 September 2013.