7 Jun 2018
On the WCVA blog: It’s Volunteers’ Week and Fiona Liddell, Volunteering Development Manager at WCVA, considers what makes a volunteer a superhero.
I have had the privilege once again of being involved in the
judging of nominations for the Wales Volunteer of the Year. All of
those nominated are heroes; how on earth do you pick out the
superheroes from the heroes?
The first thing to say is that in a sense you don't! We cannot
judge the worthiness of one nominee against another. A really
important point is that all have been nominated by some body.
Volunteers are not permitted to nominate themselves. Somebody
thinks that this person or group should be given national
recognition and the fact that they have bothered to write and
submit their nomination testifies to one or both of two main
things: firstly the volunteer's valuable contribution and its
impact on others, and secondly the inspiration that they are to
others. Sometimes one of these comes across more strongly but
generally speaking, both are evident...
Read more over at the WCVA blog.