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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - Nominate Now!

Do you know of a volunteer group that deserves recognition for outstanding work?

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest Award given to volunteer groups - the equivalent to an MBE.  It is for groups of volunteers who together make a real difference - previous winners say the Award has raised their profile, made them feel valued and inspired them to keep volunteering - so it is well worth considering!  The winners are announced during Volunteers Week every year and they receive a domed glass crystal and a certificate signed by the Queen.

The group and a nominator (not directly involved in the group) can work together to complete a nomination.  With funding from the Department of Communities Innovations Fund, Volunteer Now can give one to one support (meeting slots available from January – March 2017) to a limited number of nominators and the organisations they wish to nominate, in order to help submit a high quality nomination.  First come first served - contact sandra.adair@volunteernow.co.uk

Go to https://qavs.direct.gov.uk/ to submit a nomination.  Notes to help you can be found here https://qavs.direct.gov.uk/guidance-notes  but do consider getting support from Volunteer Now to develop your nomination.

Think about making your nomination for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service today!