Narooma Marine Rescue and its neighbouring units were recognised for their outstanding contribution to volunteering at a special ceremony in Queanbeyan on Friday, August 23.
The ceremony paid tribute to the efforts of many volunteer organisations and individuals in our Southern Inland and South Coast Region.
The ceremony took place at the Queanbeyan Kangaroo Leagues Club and was one of 21 similar ceremonies held across the state, acknowledging individuals and groups who give thousands of hours of service devoted to assisting their local communities.
Narooma Marine Rescue and its neighbouring Marine Rescue units were humbled to be nominated as Volunteer Team of the Year.
"It was an honour and a nice surprise to be included," unit commander Paul Houseman said.
"When you hear of the diversity of service all done in a volunteer capacity, it is a privilege to be considered in those terms for such an honour."
Eurobodalla Shire Mayor Liz Innes was proud of the shire's volunteerism.
"Eurobodalla is very proud of its level of volunteerism, which is around 20 per cent or one out of every five residents who resides in the Eurobodalla," Cr Innes said.
Goulburn City Council's Relay for Life event - run by volunteers and arranged by the NSW Cancer Council, was deemed the Volunteer Team of the Year and will go on to represent the region at state level.
Other organisations included were: St Johns Ambulance, Scouting Australia, Community Transport, the NSW State Emergency Service and Fire and Rescue Volunteers.
Marine Rescue units continue to maintain a commitment to help save lives at sea 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.