What is The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service?


The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise the outstanding work carried out in their own communities.  It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and is the MBE for volunteer groups.


Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award. The winners are announced on 2 June every year.


How can you make a nomination?


If you know a local volunteering group deserving of recognition for services to the local area, please consider nominating them!  Anyone aware of the group including people who benefit from the group’s activities may make a nomination. Please don’t nominate your own group if you’re a volunteer or paid staff member!


To nominate, simply complete the online form athttps://qavs.direct.gov.uk/.  Notes to help you can be found athttps://qavs.direct.gov.uk/guidance-notes.   


Nominations are open until18 September 2015, so nominate today.

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