Volunteers can shy away from the spotlight, but here is why you should nominate them…

  • It can elevate volunteers, helping them to realise that they are valued
  • It helps to raise the profile of your organisation in the community
  • Hearing volunteers’ stories can help to inspire and galvanise others into volunteering. They may just choose to join your organisation!
  • It helps us to gather stories which showcase the impact of volunteering (on volunteers and the organisations they support) which can be shared across the County.
  • Please do notify volunteers if you are planning to nominate them

There are 4 different volunteer awards which you can nominate volunteers for – you may nominate a volunteer for more than one award, however the justification should not be copied and pasted. We need specific justification to show that the volunteer is deserving of the award they have been nominated for.

General Volunteer Award
This award is open to all individuals who are developing their volunteering roles, or for those volunteering for ‘one-off’ causes.

  • This award is to celebrate the diversity of volunteering in Oxfordshire.
  • You may choose to nominate a new and enthusiastic volunteer, someone who turns up week in week out and can always be relied upon, or an individual who has provided some specific support to your organisation on a one-off basis
  • Organisations can nominate more than one volunteer from there organisation for this award however there will be one General Volunteer Award per organisation

Young Volunteer Award
This award is for an individual aged under 25. Applications should show how they make a difference to the community by volunteering their time and skills.

  • Try to include specific examples to illustrate the positive impact their volunteering has made
  • Individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated by their organisationnhs
  • Please note that awards are given on the quality of the nomination, not the number of nominations an individual receives. You only need one nomination per volunteer.
  • This Award is sponsored by Oxford Health NHS UK

 

Long Service Award
This award is for an individual who has shown a significant and sustained commitment to their volunteering over a considerable length of time.

  • Nominations will be judged on the basis of the length of service and what the individual has done for the organisation during that time
  • Please try to include examples to illustrate the contribution the individual has made
  • Individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated by their organisation
  • Please note that awards are given on the quality of the nomination, not the number of nominations an individual receives. You only need one nomination per volunteer.

Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is for an individual and recognises their dedication to the charity (or charities) for which they volunteer. Applications should show how they:

  • Have made an impact on the organisation / the community
  • Go above and beyond for their role using examples to demonstrate this
  • Inspire and motivate others to volunteer and have made an impact
  • Volunteers need to be nominated by an Oxfordshire based voluntary / community group that they are currently volunteering for
  • Please note that awards are given on the quality of the nomination, not the number of nominations an individual receives. You only need one nomination per volunteer.