Nominations close for the South Northamptonshire Volunteering Awards this Friday (April 28th). So there's no time to lose - get nominating now.
It has been a tough few years for everyone, which would have been a whole lot more difficult without all the good folk in Northamptonshire who stepped up to do their bit during the pandemic. This got us thinking about a special way to say thank you, not just to our covid volunteers but to all the wonderful people who keep our communities the exciting vibrant and caring places they are.
So…. this year South Northants Volunteer Bureau (snvb) are planning our inaugural Volunteer Awards.
The Award ceremony will take place on 6th June, during the annual volunteers’ week celebrations and will be an evening of presentations, performances from local artists, raffles and refreshments.
A community artist will be working with 2 local schools to create all the trophies for the awards and we will be looking for nominations for our 12 categories and a special volunteer to sit on our judging panel.
The 12 award categories are…
Health and Wellbeing Volunteer
For individuals supporting vulnerable people in our communities (incl mental & physical health, & disability)
Young Volunteer of the Year (Under 18)
Celebrating those under 18 years, who give up their time to volunteer in their community
Volunteer Team of the Year
Recognising the volunteering of a team or group who come together to carry out a community project
Trustee of the Year
For the trustee who goes the extra mile to support their organisation
Lifelong Commitment to Volunteering
We are looking to recognise someone who has volunteered within their community for many years
Inspirational Volunteer of the Year
Recognising an individual who has inspired members of their community to get involved with volunteering
Arts, Culture and Heritage Volunteer
Outstanding commitment to engagement with arts, heritage and culture in the community
Outstanding COVID Volunteer
This award is for that special person who made sure that everyone was taken care of during the COVID pandemic
Food volunteer of the Year
An outstanding volunteer working in a community food project
Living World Volunteer of the Year
Volunteers involved with the outdoors, gardens, waterways or animals
Physical Activity Volunteer of the Year
This award is for the volunteer who is encouraging people to live more active lives through sport, dance or other physical activities
For the volunteer who works away in the background to benefit their community, sometimes with little public recognition
We are encouraging as many people as possible to nominate volunteers for an award. We are assembling a judging panel of distinguished local people – to be announced nearer the time.
Now it's your turn to get involved. You can nominate any volunteer(s) in your community that you think deserve to be recognised.
There are 12 different categories of award, so plenty of scope for including your favourite local voluntary group.