They've recently been acknowledged as the stalwart volunteers knitting together our communities, but what is it that makes them tick?
Speaking to Peter Scorgie, Sally Cronberger and Emily Madirazza, you can't help but be inspired with their stories of giving.
A lifetime of giving
Ms Cronberger's first foray into volunteering was when she was just 7. She and some other kids who lived nearby organised a barbecue on river the bank, and raised 265 pounds for the Red Cross.
"I remember a couple of the girls make patty cakes and were selling them to neighbours, who lived ten miles away," she remembered.
"We made the cakes anyway and delivered our orders on a motorbike
"In the saddle bag, we got to the second neighbour, opened lid and it was just crumbs! The lady still paid us the 50 cents for the dozen."
When hearing the news she was named Tamworth's Volunteer of the Year, she felt "humbled"
The fact of the matter is, you can only do a good job because of the people that support you.Sally Cronberger
"The fact of the matter is, you can only do a good job because of the people that support you," she explained.
"You get much more than you ever put in to it.
"You make lifelong friendships, you get lots of people give you such good advice about all sorts of things."
While her love of volunteering is spread across many events and groups in town, she finds it especially rewarding working with Learning For Life.
"It's gratifying because a lot of the kids we've had from Kindy, and supported them through university, it's incredible."
See a need, fill a need
"I'd hate to think how many hours I've clocked up," laughs Mr Scorgie, as he recalls the work done over the years.
It all started for him when his son's school needed a playground. So he jumped on the tools and got started.
"I started in 1970. That's how it all came about. All through involvement in school ... we worked, put in half soccer half football pitch with the help of the Lion's Club."
A member of the Lion's Club for years, he had to make the difficult decision to chose between them and Meals On Wheels as a way of slowing down.
"I like to joke that I now have 49 girlfriends as a result!" He laughed.
It's surprising, when you sit back and realise you have so many associates, so many friends from what you do.Peter Scorgie
All jokes aside, he said this award truly surprised him when he was notified, initially thinking, 'who would do that?'
"It's surprising, when you sit back and realise you have so many associates, so many friends from what you do," he explained.
"It's not a big deal, but it is a big deal to them. Often you are the only person they talk to that day.
"It's important, that social interaction, and I hope I get the same when I'm older."
Youth used for action
"I guess, I didn't realise what sort of an impact I've made until after I got this award," Emily Madirazza explained.
Taking home the youth's Volunteer of the Year, she has always felt the desire to help people.
"I guess volunteering cam from a desire to help people, and expand my horizons a bit, meet new people, so altruistic type motivations."
The Year 12 student has taken part in many initiatives, some centered around raising awareness of the environment.
If I could make a difference with things like coronavirus, helping out ... would be such a good thing to do.Emily Madirazza
She was commended for her dedication to the Tamworth Regional Youth Council and the Festival Community Volunteer Ambassador Program.
She's gunning for the Duke of Edinburgh award as part of an international youth development program.
Currently volunteering at a veterinary hospital as part of that program, she says helping animals was more rewarding than she could have imagined.
She's aiming to do a Bachelor of genetics at University, driven once again by the potential to help a great many people.
"If I could make a difference with things like coronavirus, helping out ... would be such a good thing to do."