At the Community CVS Volunteer Centre, we would like to raise awareness of the importance of recognising and appreciating volunteers – it’s one of the best ways to retain your volunteers and make they feel valued.

Why not take the opportunity to nominate volunteers for a national award – the Coronation Champions Awards?

PLUS There will be lots of ideas and opportunities in our Volunteers’ Week Resource Pack to be issued soon and in our Community Volunteer Awards – nominations for this year’s awards will open in Volunteers’ Week (1st-7th June).

In the meantime why not nominate a volunteer for a national award?

UCLan’s Centre of Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL) are also planning their Community Leadership & Volunteering Awards ceremony, which will be taking place in May. You can find the nomination form here. Deadline for nominations is Friday 31st March.

To mark the Coronation of Their Majesties, The Coronation Champions Awards, with the support of Her Majesty The Queen Consort, will celebrate and recognise inspiring volunteers who have made an exceptional difference in their communities.

Her Majesty is a passionate and long-standing advocate of volunteering, and the Royal Voluntary Service is organising the awards to acknowledge the contributions of volunteers across the UK. They will commend outstanding volunteers from all communities and also aim to inspire others to explore what volunteering has to offer. There will be eight categories of awards, from volunteering in health or animal welfare, to supporting the environment or sports and heritage. Anyone can nominate a volunteer they know for an award. Judges will also be on the lookout to celebrate rising stars as ‘Young Coronation Champions’ (aged 14-18).

500 Coronation Champions will be announced before the Coronation weekend.

The Coronation Champions Awards, along with the Big Help Out, will place volunteering at the heart of the Coronation celebrations, aiming to build a lasting legacy of volunteering spirit. The RVS website should answer most questions about the aims and process for nominations.

Deadline for nominations is Sunday 2nd April.