Geraldine, former Lake Macquarie Citizen of the Year, will go on to represent the Hunter region at the Gala State Ceremony in Sydney, where the final winners and overall NSW Volunteer of the Year will be announced.
Geraldine founded Centre for Hope in 2011 and has consistently given up to 50 hours of her time each week to the invaluable support service for young indigenous and non-indigenous people.
She has helped deliver over 3,000 coaching sessions for more than 4,000 students as well as provide support programs such as One Voice Mob Choir, Wheels of Hope, and the drop in centres in Windale and Tanilba Bay.
The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, now in their 14th year, acknowledge the efforts of all volunteers in the state in seven categories of awards.
Over 123,000 people from over 500 organisations were given awards and certificates at last year’s awards, with the Prime Minister and NSW Premiere giving a special message of support.
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