Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service - Nominations now Open

Nominations are now open for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for2021.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QVAS) is the highest award for voluntary groups and is the equivalent of the MBE, which is presented for outstanding achievement or service to community. The aim of the Award is to recognise exceptional volunteering work over a period of at least 3 years.

To qualify for nomination, the candidate should be recognised in doing work that provides a service that meets a need of people living in the local community; this work should also be supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from it.

The Awards Committee state the nomination must be made independently and cannot be from the organisation, its trustees, employees or volunteers themselves; however this nominator can ask the organisation a number of questions to enable the nomination form to be completed.

The Committee also ask for two independent letters of support from people who are able to explain the benefits and impact of the group and the work of the volunteers.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 15th September 2021.

For more details, or to make a nomination, visit the Award’s website.