What is the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service?
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. 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. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community.
“The Queens Award for Voluntary Service is the pinnacle of any award for a Charity it is the equivalent of an MBE and so very recognisable across the sector; if you are nominated and fortunate to be awarded it shows the charity world and other just how hard you work, the level engagement you bring and the importance of your work in society” says Martin Gallagher, CEO of The Clare Foundation.
How can you contribute?
Do you know a local community group or organisation in Buckinghamshire who deserves this award? The nominations will open again on April 1st for the 2022 Awards and you can find out more and how to nominate here.