20 Mar 2017

It’s time to celebrate the fantastic achievements of volunteers across Wales! This year with a new category for ‘digital’ volunteers, nominations are now open for the Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017.


Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST) volunteers digging in at environmental project 'Down to Earth'

Over a million people in Wales help their communities and each other in all sorts of remarkable ways. And since 2004 the Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards has been shining the spotlight on these incredible people.

Do you know of an inspirational individual or group that has made a real difference to their area or to the lives of others? If so, why not nominate them for a Wales Volunteer of the Year Award? It's your chance to get these remarkable people the recognition they deserve.

The categories are:

  • Adult  (25 years and over)
  • Young volunteer (under 25 years)
  • 'Green' volunteer (individual of any age who volunteers with an environmental organisation or project)
  • Trustee
  • Groups (two or more individuals, whether as an informal group or a formally constituted organisation)
  • 'Digital' volunteer (an individual who has helped tackle digital exclusion and helped others to experience the benefits of using ICT) supported by Digital Communities Wales - NEW CATEGORY!

We welcome nominations for individuals and groups who volunteer in Wales, and for individuals and groups that volunteer abroad for an organisation based in Wales.

The closing date is 26 April 2017.

Click here to find out more about Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards and make your nomination.