Nominations open for the 2017 Volunteering Awards

We all know an unsung hero in our community; that one person who goes the extra mile to make a difference for others, but may not get the recognition they deserve. This is why every year we celebrate our unsung heroes with the Volunteering Awards, as part of Volunteers’ Week. 

Nominate someone for an award (scroll down for award categories)

The 2017 Volunteering Awards will be hosted at Soho House, a grade II listed 18th century house in Handsworth. If your nominee gets shortlisted for an award, they will be treated to afternoon tea and a tour of the house, before being presented with certificates and possibly a winner’s award!

Guests will include the Lord Mayor, the Police and Crime Commissioner, Brian Carr, CEO of Birmingham Voluntary Service Council and many more!

The 2016 Volunteering Awards were held at Blakesley Hall; you can read about the day and the remarkable stories of the winners here.

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The 2017 Volunteering Awards will be held at Soho House (pictured above)


Volunteering Awards 2017 Categories: 

Young Volunteer of the Year: An award to recognise the work, commitment and impact of volunteers under the age of 25.

Volunteer Team of the Year: An award to recognise group achievements either corporate or community based, where a team of volunteers have come together to deliver a successful project, challenge or event.

50+ Volunteer of the Year: An award to recognise volunteers who are 50+ for their passion, commitment and hard work within the organisation that they volunteer for.

Community Volunteer of the Year: An award to recognise an individual’s passion, commitment and hard work to bring about change in the local community they serve (Individuals may not be formally volunteering for an organisation).

Long-term Volunteer  Achievement Award: An award to recognise and say thank you to long-serving volunteers’ who have demonstrated dedication, commitment and enthusiasm through 5+ years of volunteering.

Rising Star Volunteer of the Year: An award to recognise the impact a new volunteer has had on your service, project or organisation (Less than 12 months volunteering with organisation).

The 2016 Volunteering Awards were held at Blakesley Hall; you can read about the day and the remarkable stories of the winners here.

Nominate someone who makes a difference to your community and deserves some recognition!


Other ways to get involved:

  • Find out how you can also make a difference in your community – Birmingham Volunteer Centre can help you find your ideal volunteer role
  • If you already volunteer, tell us about your own volunteering experiences
  • Organisations: you are invited to sponsor an award

You can visit the Volunteers’ Week website for resources and further information.

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