Search for top volunteers

The search is on for Invercargill and Southland's most deserving volunteers.

Entries opened this week for the TrustPower Invercargill Southland Community Awards.

The awards, which are run in conjunction with the Invercargill City and Southland District councils, are open to all voluntary groups and organisations working to make the Invercargill/Southland region a better place to live.

Anyone can enter a voluntary group or organisation for the awards and voluntary groups and organisations can enter.

TrustPower community relations representative Jess Somerville said the awards covered five categories; heritage and environment, health and wellbeing, arts and culture, sport and leisure, and educational and child/youth development.

Category winners receive $500, runners-up receive $250 and the supreme winner will take home $1500 and an all-expenses paid trip to the national awards in March 2013.

Entry forms are available from the council offices or service centre or call Jess Somerville at TrustPower on 0800 87 11 11. Entry forms can also be downloaded from the TrustPower website or can be completed online.

The Southland Times