Volunteer Celebration Awards

Volunteer Celebration Awards

OCVA is delighted to host a volunteer celebration event on Wednesday June 1st 2022 to recognise the achievements of volunteers across the County.

Volunteer Celebration Award

An independent panel of judges together with OCVA staff will select those receiving Celebration Awards from all nominated. 

Nominations are now closed

Wednesday 1st June– Volunteer Celebration Event at 1pm at OCVA

The categories are:

Categories for Volunteer Award

  • Young Volunteer Under 25
  • Long Service Volunteer
  • Volunteer of the Year

For a charity or group, there is 1 category: 

  • Engagement and support of volunteers– for organisations

There will also be an award made by Team Oxford for Corporate Volunteering.

Please see full guidance below:
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Guidance on completing forms: 

1. To nominate a Volunteer

Criteria and Notes

  • The volunteer must be nominated by a charity that is based in or delivers services in the county of Oxfordshire.
  • This award is open to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the organisation or cause.
  • Some of things you may want to tell us are:
    • What the charity does?
    • The volunteer’s role, what they did and why you are nominating them ?
    • What difference did their work make to your cause / projects and what was the outcome?
    • Where they good team players, did they take the initiatives?
    • What difference did their work make to your cause / projects and what was the outcome?
    • Are there any good practice / learning that can used by other volunteers and charities?
  • Make sure the volunteer knows that they are being put forward and is willing to accept an award.
  • Please nominate only one person per organisation for the volunteer awards.  

2. To nominate and organisation /charity for the ‘Engagement and support of volunteers’ Award

Criteria and Notes

  • This Award is for an organisation or leader who has worked with volunteers and provided ongoing support to them to deliver a service that makes a difference to your local community or cause.
  • You can self-nominate or get someone else to nominate you including your volunteers
  • Some of things you may want to tell us are:
  • What does the charity do, and why you are nominating them?
  • What support did they offer to volunteers? e.g.
    • Induction, supervision, motivational communications etc
    • What difference did they make to the project / your beneficiaries?
    • Are there any good practice / learning that can used by other charities?
  • How have they developed or implemented good practice in volunteering? Is there any learning that can be shared with other charities? For further information on this See:

If you need any further information please contact vol@ocva.org.uk

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