Nan Marlow Award for Excellence in Volunteering

Nominations for 2024 are now open.

This award is a great way to recognise those special people who contribute many hours to your school canteen. The award is sponsored by The Just Pizza Company and Manager Simone Trewhella, recognises the valuable contribution volunteers play in schools and is proud to be involved.

The outright winner is the nominee who has contributed the highest number of volunteer hours in the canteen. They will win a prize valued at $1,000. The prize will be customised to suit the winner:

  • Such as a weekend package for two people at a five-star hotel including dinner and special treats
  • A personalised trophy
  • Have their name included on the perpetual trophy which is held at the school for 12 months.


  • All nominees receive a certificate acknowledging their contribution
  • Each school who submits a nomination will receive a volunteer gift pack for the canteen. The pack will help canteens acknowledge their amazing volunteers throughout the year.

Who is eligible?

  • Schools nominating must be current members of WASCA
  • All school canteen volunteers
  • A canteen supervisor who works in a voluntary capacity (i.e. does not receive wages or an honorarium).

All members of the school community (e.g. canteen staff, parent body, principal or other school staff) can nominate canteen volunteers for this award. All you need to do is calculate the hours of service and complete the nomination form found here.

The award will be presented at the WASCA 30th Anniversary Celebrations, Thursday 23 May 2024, this event coincides with Volunteer Week which is a fabulous opportunity to recognise all volunteers. This is an invitation only event, all WASCA members have been sent an invitation via email

Entries should either be emailed to

Nominations must be received by close of business Wednesday 15 May 2024.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Volunteer of the year 2023

The 2023 award was presented at the WASCA General Meeting,  16 May 2023, and coincided with National Volunteer Week which was also a fabulous opportunity to recognize all volunteers.

2023 Nan Marlow recipient  Brianna Ryan, and nominator Tracy Ryan

South Lake Primary School

2023 recipients of Volunteer thank you packs

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