Leader celebrated at 2018 Queensland Volunteering Awards

May 30, 2018

Anastasia Magriplis, Manager of Volunteer Services at UnitingCare Queensland has been celebrated for her hard work and dedication following her acknowledgement as winner in the Excellence in Volunteer Management Award category at the 2018 Queensland Volunteering Awards.


Selected from a field of 16 finalists, Anastasia was recognised for her continuing passion towards volunteer programs and celebrated for her excellence in leadership of more than 9,200 volunteers that stretch across the organisation’s community and health services.


Group Executive People and Culture George Sutherland said the award was a true testament to Anastasia’s passion and commitment to support the people served by UnitingCare Queensland.


"Volunteers are integral to the work of our organisation and Anastasia does an incredible job in providing strategic leadership to a diverse group of volunteers across our service streams.


"Not only does she radiate the spirit of our organisation and inspire our volunteers, she also provides best practice advice on recruitment, training, workplace safety, quality management and continuous improvement.


"This award is a true testament to Anastasia’s contribution and we are very fortunate to have her part of our team," said George.


Leading the volunteer team for more than 20 years, Anastasia says she feels privileged to work for a company such as UnitingCare Queensland who truly values the contribution of their volunteers.


"I am very proud to receive this award as I feel very fortunate to be working in this career and leading this amazing group of volunteers who tirelessly give their time for the health and wellbeing of others.


"Growing up, I always had a sense of justice and wanted to make life better for people - in the early years I started working with Greenpeace and got the bug to make a difference.


"The Volunteer Excellence Awards shine a light on the important work of volunteer managers in engaging the community to give back and promotes the positive impact that volunteering can have on society," said Anastasia.


UnitingCare Queensland engages more than 9,200 volunteers across all of its services in Queensland and Northern Territory, through a range of health and community-based services, including hospitals, BlueCare, the Lifeline Crisis Support Line, Lifeline shops and child and family services throughout Queensland.



Media contact:

Louise Johnstone

0412 674 013


About UnitingCare Queensland


UnitingCare Queensland provides health and community services to thousands of people every day of the year through its service groups, UnitingCare Child and Family Services, UnitingCare Hospitals, BlueCare and ARRCS (Australian Regional and Remote Community Services).


As the health and community service provider of the Uniting Church we have supported Queensland communities for over 70 years. Our 17,400 employees and 9,200 volunteers care for and support people from all walks of life, including older people, people with disability, children, families and Indigenous people.


For more information about UnitingCare Queensland please visit: www.unitingcareqld.com.au