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Cheering Volunteering Awards and Event 2017

Cheering Volunteering

Cheering Volunteering is back for 2017!

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We’re pleased to be holding our third annual Cheering Volunteering awards and celebration event during National Volunteers Week, on Tuesday 6 June at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable (link opens in new window).

Having grown in success and popularity over the past two years, Cheering Volunteering is organised by us, working in partnership with volunteer centres as part of Central Bedfordshire Together (link opens in new window), to say thank you to those who give their time to help others.

The event is sponsored by Biffa, Aragon Housing, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, ProLogis and Jeakins Weir.

We’re thrilled to announce that our compere Billy Lee will once again be our master of ceremonies on the night, as he has been a huge hit with the crowds at our previous events.

How to nominate

The easiest way to nominate is to complete our online nomination form.

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Alternatively, you can complete a MS Word version of the nomination form or download and complete a PDF version of the nomination form (PDF 275.8KB) , fill it in and send it back to us:

Email: awards@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Post:

FREEPOST RSJS GBBZ SRZT (you don't need a stamp)
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Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Monks Walk
Chicksands
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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Please ensure that you complete ALL sections of the nomination form before submitting, as we are unable to process incomplete nominations.
We advise that you check with the individual / group you are nominating, to make sure they are happy to be nominated.

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Award categories

This year there will again be seven awards, six of which you can submit nominations for. The seventh award is the Panel’s Choice Award, where the selection panel will choose a winner and two highly-commended nominees from all of the nominations received.

Young Volunteer of the Year

This award is for individuals aged 18 or under who have made a positive impact on their community through volunteering.
Perhaps they’ve been involved in a volunteering project by taking a leadership role or by expanding / developing the project. Whatever they’ve been involved in; this award recognises their passion, motivation and commitment.

Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is for individuals aged 19 or over who have made a positive impact on their community through volunteering.
Perhaps they’ve been involved in a volunteering project by taking a leadership role or by expanding / developing the project. Whatever they’ve been involved in; this award recognises their passion, motivation and commitment.

Volunteer Group of the Year Award

This award is for a group or organisation that has demonstrated an outstanding volunteering contribution in Central Bedfordshire. Maybe they’ve contributed leadership, skills and/or time for the good of the community, are consistently dedicated, and have a direct positive impact on others.

Outstanding Contribution Award

Many people give unselfishly of their time and effort without realising that they are volunteering. Too often these people go without any recognition of the difference they have made to people’s lives. This award is for an individual that has made a difference to you or someone you know, and has had a very definite, positive impact by going the extra mile.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is for an individual who is known for their exceptional contributions to volunteering over a significant number of years. Maybe they’ve contributed leadership, skills and/or time for the good of the community, are consistently dedicated, and have a direct positive impact on others.

Fundraiser of the Year Award

This award is for an individual, group or organisation that has demonstrated an outstanding volunteer contribution to fundraising in Central Bedfordshire.

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Nomination guidelines

  1. Nominations are welcomed for individuals, groups and organisations that live or work in Central Bedfordshire.
  2. Nominations should be for one category only and submitted online, by email or by post to the address below.
  3. Organisations may not enter nominations for categories that they are sponsoring.
  4. All successful nominations received will be acknowledged by email.
  5. A judging panel appointed by the organisers will consider all entries and will select the winners and two highly commended in each category. The decision of the judges is final.
  6. The closing date for nominations is Friday 31 March 2017. Nominees who have been short listed will be notified via telephone or email and invited to the awards ceremony on the evening of Tuesday 6 June 2017 at The Grove Theatre, Grove Park Court Drive, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU5 4GP.
  7. Late applications will not be accepted, and the organisers cannot accept any liability for lost applications.
  8. Volunteer experience / contributions must have taken place within the last 18 months, with the exception of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  9. Group nominees must have their organisation based in Central Bedfordshire, and / or provide their service primarily to communities in Central Bedfordshire.
  10. Information contained in the awards entries may be used as part of the promotional campaign for the awards. By accepting a nomination, nominees agree to take part in media publicity. Details of the award winners will be published in print and online. Finalists may also be required to take part in a short video to promote subsequent events.
  11. Award winners from the previous Cheering Volunteering events will not be eligible for nomination for the same award for this years event.

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Last year

Find out what happened at Cheering Volunteering in 2016.

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