Volunteers of the year have been chosen in Estonia since 2005. Out of 60 nominees for the 2008 award, a committee consisting of representatives of media, public sector and third sector chose 15 volunteers to be rewarded. One of the 15 recipients was an Estonian Wikipedian, Andres Luure.

Andres has been active in the Estonian Wikipedia since March 2003. He has made more edits in the Estonian Wikipedia than anyone else.

Estonian Television made live show of the ceremony on December 7th 2008, where also had the floor President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves.