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.
Daniel Walsh, winner of a Young Person award last year, with
event host Frank Hennessy of the BBC (left) and Tom Jones OBE, WCVA
Vice President (right).
And to celebrate a decade of the Awards, we've added a new
category. So as well as nominating your top -
- this year you can also vote in the International
Volunteer category, for individuals who have volunteered
with international partners and organisations in Wales.
So grab a nomination form today and get that outstanding
volunteer or group the recognition they deserve. All
nominees will receive a certificate of commendation, and
those selected as winners will receive a trophy at a special
ceremony in Cardiff in June 2014.
The new deadline is 5pm on Thursday, 17 April,
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Rules of the scheme
1. Nominations must be received by 11 April 2014 at WCVA, Baltic
Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH, or email@example.com,
using an official
nomination form (or a photocopy or downloaded version).
2. Individuals cannot be nominated by a partner or family
member, or nominate
themselves. Groups cannot be nominated by an employee, volunteer
trustee of the organisation.
3. You may only nominate one nominee or group from each
4. The nominees must live in Wales, or undertake their
volunteering work in
Wales. The groups nominated must be based in Wales.
5. Permission must be sought from the person or group
6. Personal details provided on the nomination form may be
passed on to
partner organisations and to the media for publicity purposes.
If you are
not willing for any information to be shared in this way or if
you do not wish
media organisations to contact the nominee or nominator, please
let us know
as soon as possible.
7. Previous winners of major Wales/UK awards are not eligible
including the Wales Volunteer of the Year Award.
8. The judges' decision on entries is final. Up to three winners
will be selected
for each award category. The judges reserve the right not to
make an award in
any particular category if they feel that nominations are not
9. The nature of the certificates and awards presented is the
decision of WCVA.
No alternative prizes will be considered.