Greater Shepparton City Council is seeking nominations for the 2012 Greater Shepparton Volunteer Recognition Awards.
There are seven categories for the awards; volunteer team, male volunteer, female volunteer, female and male youth volunteer (for people aged up to 25), emergency volunteer and rural volunteer (for towns with under 5,000 residents).
Greater Shepparton Mayor Michael Polan said a number of nominations had already been received.
"We have received nominations across all categories however there is still time to nominate those people who have made a difference in the community," Cr Polan said.
"Volunteers work across a wide range of sectors, including emergency services, education, sport, environment, the arts and many more.
"Last year's winners volunteered across a range of sectors and made a wonderful contribution to all areas of our society.
"It is important we recognise the great work our volunteers do across all areas, as without them, many programs and events would not be as successful as they are.
"I strongly encourage anyone who knows of a volunteer to nominate them for an award so they can be recognised for their hard work.
"Nominations close on Friday 30 March, however if you need an extension to submit nominations, please contact our office."
An awards presentation will be held on 16 May during National Volunteer Week.
Nomination forms are available from the Volunteer section of council's website, from Council's Customer Service Counter, or by contacting Council's Community Development Officer Michelle Latorre on (03) 5832 9498.