Recognising volunteering

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At Community Links Bromley, we know how important it is to say 'thank you' to all the volunteers across the borough. Often, it's the only reward volunteers are looking for.

We host Bromley's Volunteer Awards each year, as part of the National Volunteers Week celebrations. The Volunteer Awards is our way of celebrating all the fantastic work volunteers do in their communities – They are truly the beating heart of our communities.

 

Volunteer Awards 2022 - nominations open!

We will be hosting our Annual Volunteer Awards ceremony on Thursday 16th June 2022 at 4th floor, Central Library, High Street, Bromley BR1 1EX.

 

This year's categories for nomination:

The Leslie Marks Trustee Volunteer of the Year Award 

If you know someone that you think deserve to be recognised for their constant hard work and dedication for the organisation they are involved with, then please nominate them for our Trustee Volunteer of the Year category.

Click here to nominate a volunteer for The Leslie Marks Trustee Volunteer of the Year Award

Volunteer Team of the Year Award

This award is given to a group of 3 or more volunteers who’ve made a real difference to either their community or organisations service users.

Click here to nominate volunteers for the Volunteer Team of the Year Award

Young Volunteer of the Year Award

This award recognises a young volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment and contributed their enthusiasm, energy, skills and time.  This award is given to someone aged 25 or under. 

Click here to nominate a volunteer for the Young Volunteer of the Year Award

Sports Volunteer of the Year Award

This category recognises the input an individual has made to a local voluntary/community sport club or the health and fitness of sports club members.

Click here to nominate a volunteer for the Sports Volunteer of the Year Award

COVID-19 Volunteer of the Year Award (new category)

This is a unique award to recognise the amazing role that volunteers have played supporting individuals and communities during the pandemic.

This is our way of recognising an individual who donated their time during a COVID lock-down period to an individual or community during the pandemic.

Click here to nominate a volunteer/organisation for the COVID-19 Volunteer of the Year Award

Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Award (new category)

For employees of a local business who have made an outstanding contribution through volunteering.  This award is for an individual or group that demonstrates a can-do attitude and volunteers with enthusiasm and passion, who show innovation, collaboration and drive or may have encouraged other colleagues to get involved.

Click here to nominate volunteers for the Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Award

Supporting an Individual of the Year Award

This award aims to recognise someone who provides outstanding support to a local resident and has made a significant difference to their quality of life.

Click here to nominate a volunteer for the Supporting an Individual of the Year Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an outstanding contribution of an individual over an extended period of time. It’s chosen by the team at Community Links Bromley to recognise someone who has made a significant difference in the community sector over a number of years.

Click here to nominate a volunteer for the Lifetime Achievement Award

Volunteer Manager of the Year Award (Paid or Unpaid)

An opportunity for volunteers and organisations to nominate someone who they feel has provided a positive volunteering experience for volunteers.  This may be through robust recruitment methods or the level and quality of training and on-going supervision

Click here to nominate a volunteer for the Volunteer Manager of the Year Award (Paid or Unpaid)

 

Want to thank a volunteer?

Would you like to thank a volunteer for the tasks that they undertake on your behalf? We can help you do so by featuring them in our Volunteer Spotlight article. This will appear in the Volunteering Update e-newsletter that goes out to local people who have indicated an interest in volunteering and it will appear in the Community Links Bromley e-news bulletin. We will also include it in our social media posts.

All you need is a photograph of the volunteer, a very small amount of detail about what the volunteer does, what they most enjoy about their volunteering and a few words about why you appreciate them.

For more details contact Diane, Volunteering Services Co-ordinator, at dianed@communitylinksbromley.org.uk