Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

How can we recognise people volunteering their time in N Ireland?
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest civil Award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the Award. So many volunteer groups rose to the challenge during COVID-19, this is an amazing opportunity to recognise their efforts.

An online information session to promote the Award and explain the nomination process, is being organised by Volunteer Now for potential nominators and interested groups. It will be an opportunity to hear from those involved in promoting the Award and from others who have been through the process.
Date: Wednesday 5th August 
Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Please pass this onto anyone who might be interested in hearing more about how volunteers can get recognition. If you have a newsletter or email that goes out to your networks or other organisations please include this in it to help spread the word.
Closing date for nominations is 25 September 2020.
Details can be found at https://qavs.culture.gov.uk/
Please register your interest with sandra.faulkner@volunteernow.co.uk to send you out joining information.