Volunteer award nominations via volunteer Lewisham

Volunteer Awards Nomination Information

Volunteer Centre Lewisham will be holding a Volunteer Awards Ceremony in Volunteers’ Week, 1st – 7th June 2014.

We invite you to nominate your volunteers to receive an award. In each category the winner will receive a trophy, other nominees will receive a certificate.

Please read the nomination information and complete the form for each person. Please note that the panel can only base their decision on the quality of the information that you include. Please take note of the guidance and examples of a strong and weak nomination.

Categories

Young volunteer ( under 24 )
Nominees must be under 24 and demonstrate that through their volunteering they have made a contribution to Lewisham residents and communities. This might include activities such as mentoring, fundraising, or creating a better environment.

Outstanding Achievement
Do you have a volunteer who has gone over and above expectation in their volunteering role to help individuals or organisations in Lewisham? Perhaps they have campaigned for your organisation, or kept a project going through tirelessly giving time.

Overcoming Adversity
Nominees in this category will have faced personal challenges and volunteering may have helped them through their journey. This could include homelessness or overcoming a drug or alcohol problem.

Length of Service (over 10 years)
Some volunteers give time for many many years. Have you got a volunteer who has been with you for over 10 years? Perhaps you would like to show them that you appreciate this?

General
Have you a volunteer that you just want to say a special thank you too? Perhaps they have helped you to develop services, or have simply been utterly reliable. You tell us the story.

Weak Nomination

What role does the volunteer carry out in your organisation?
Volunteer

What added benefit does this volunteer bring to your organisation?
Helps us unpaid

How does this benefit the community?
By being a friendly face

Please tell us in the box below why you believe that this person deserves an award.
John has helped us for many years at the lunch club. We think that he is a great volunteer

Strong Nomination

What role does the volunteer carry out in your organisation?
Lunch Club Assistant

What added benefit does this volunteer bring to your organisation?
He helps us to interact with our service users, and enables us to provide lunch and friendship to more older people

How does this benefit the community?
People who come to our lunch club know that John is always happy to chat. His friendly approach means that there are less isolated older people in our neighbourhood

Please tell us in the box below why you believe that this person deserves an award.
John has helped us for 7 years at the lunch club. He is open and friendly, welcoming all of our guests. John never judges people and is always prepared to go the extra mile. He has arranged day trips, linked older people up with befriending and advice services. As a trained first aider he has provided emergency assistance to a lunch club attendee who became unwell, and visited them in hospital, he has also treated a volunteer who fell and sprained their ankle.

John is always happy to roll up his sleeves and help us with anything from moving tables and chairs to cleaning. He is a pleasure to have as a volunteer.

Via Matthew

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