Community Southwark is delighted to announce that we are once again opening nominations for our Southwark Stars Volunteer Awards. This is a really important event because it gives us the opportunity to celebrate those who take the time to volunteer to support others and therefore help to make Southwark a better place.
We're really excited that this year Southwark Stars is taking place at a brand new venue: Tate Exchange at The Tate Modern! on Tuesday 2 May 2017.
As usual we'll be awarding '100 Hours Southwark Star' certificates available for all volunteers who have contributed 100 or more hours with an organisation in the past year. In addition to the ‘100 Hour’ certificates, this year we'll have ten overall categories that you can nominate individual volunteers in. These celebrate outstanding contributions from volunteers and examples of good practice across the voluntary and community sector as a whole.
How to nominate?
You can nominate up to two volunteers per organisation for the 100 Hours certificate by downloading a nomination form here. Spaces for this category are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Due to space restrictions we may have to close nominations for this category early if necessary.
Our special award categories
As well as being able to nominate volunteers for the 100+ hours certificate, you can also nominate volunteers for the ten special awards which will be given to exceptional individuals and organisations in the following categories:
- Volunteer Coordinator of the Year
- Community Group of the Year
- Charity of the Year
- Best Corporate Partnership of the Year
- Trustee of the Year
- Best Volunteer Contribution to the Arts
- Keib Thomas Active Citizen of the year
- Young Volunteer of the Year
- Older volunteer of the year
- Disabled People’s Champion of the Year
You can download an application form for these ten individual categories and find out about the eligibility criteria here.
Organisations can nominate themselves for these awards as well as their volunteers, but for no more than two categories. Nominations are also open to the general public and people who use the services of community groups.
The closing date for all nominations is Wednesday 22 March, after which applications will be shortlisted by a panel. We will aim to notify all winners by Monday 3 April.
If you have any questions regarding the awards, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 358 7250.