Award puts Diamond Jubilee spotlight on volunteering
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Nominations open for special award.
Do you know a charity or voluntary organisation operating at a national level in 2012 that deserves special recognition?
The public are being urged to nominate organisations for the new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012.
The award is an extension of the successful Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), which is for community volunteering at a local level. The new award, established by the Cabinet Office, represents the first time groups operating at a national level can be nominated.
Civil Society Minister Nick Hurd said: “Hard work, dedication and duty are attributes that define Her Majesty’s reign. These are also the hallmarks of successful voluntary groups and charitable organisations. Day in, day out, voluntary and charitable work is making a meaningful and irreplaceable difference to the lives of individuals and communities throughout the country.”
This year QAVS will celebrate its tenth anniversary and see the 1,000th recipient announced. One of last year’s winners, Rutland Sailability, will also take part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
- Cabinet Office press release with further information
- Nominate a group for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award for 2012 (open until midnight on 9 September 2012)
- Find out more about the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and how to nominate someone (open until 30 September 2012)
- What we do: Diamond Jubilee