Rick Vickers just does what he loves doing, but his dedication to community has earned the Maleny resident, the well earned title of Volunteer of the Year from Volunteering Sunshine Coast.
Rick was nominated by fellow Rotarian Greg Williams, who said of the humble award recipient “Rick has volunteered his time and services to a broad range of significant, difficult, complicated and essential organisational and event volunteering work for over 20 years.”
During this time, Rick has volunteered his services to numerous community organisations including Red Cross Australia, Maleny Rotary Club, Maleny District Sports and Recreation Club, Maleny Show Society, Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild, Maleny Community Centre, Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, and Friends of Mary Cairncross Association.
An accomplished public speaker, Rick regularly acts as MC for Anzac Day and other local events, as well as being part of a community reference group for the Sunshine Coast Council Ecological Park.
With a military background, Rick has a special talent for risk and disaster management, accompanied by strong organisational skills.