Recognise and reward volunteers to keep them involved in your club. Ensure their efforts do not go unnoticed.
Each club, league or association is invited to nominate an outstanding volunteer as an AFL State Volunteer of the Year. The volunteer may have contributed to the completion of a major or significant project throughout the year or they may be someone who has contributed in a number of roles over a long period.
Each state and territory will evaluate the nominations and ultimately will determine their State Volunteer of the Year.
The State Volunteers of the Year receive:
State Volunteer of the Year links
Each state and territory selects two outstanding volunteers for an AFL Merit Award each year. These volunteers must have contributed significantly to Australian Football in a number of roles for a period of at least 10 years.
AFL Merit Award winners receive:
Contact State Managers for details on the process of selecting the AFL Merit Award winners.
Reward your volunteers by presenting them with AFL branded volunteer recognition certificates.
The online certificate system allows you to personalise and preview the certificates prior to placing your order.
There are 3 options for these certificates:
To access the AFL Volunteer Certificate Recognition Program please complete the registration form below and click submit. You will then receive an email confirming your username and password and providing you with a link to the online certificate system.
Once you have received confirmation of your username and password you can access the online certificate system at www.onlineproof.com.au/afl
Download the AFL Volunteer Certificate Recognition Program ‘How to Guide’ for step by step details on how to download or purchase certificates.
If you have any difficulty throughout this process you can contact the Online Print Management customer support team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 129 227.
Volunteers’ motivation for continuing their involvement depends on their feeling of value and accomplishment. However, remember that some volunteers seek opportunities for public recognition and praise but others may feel uncomfortable under such circumstances.
Personally recognise their efforts, rather than just treating everyone in the same manner. It will mean more to the volunteer.
Recognise all volunteers but reward them based on the amount of effort their role requires. This way volunteers who have contributed significantly do not feel aggrieved when others who have contributed less receive the same reward.