6 Aug 2019

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK - it’s the equivalent of an MBE.

Queen's Award news thumbIn 2019 the Award was presented to 281 very diverse groups of volunteers representing all ages and backgrounds.  What they had in common was their passion to make things better for others and the outstanding quality of their group's work.

Congratulations to our wonderful Awardees from Wales in 2019 Amgueddfa'r Mor Porthmadog, Friends of Pontypool Town and the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. Help us celebrate more fantastic groups like this.

There are volunteer groups doing fantastic work in Wales so please help ensure they get the recognition they deserve.  If you know of an exceptional voluntary group and want to nominate them for the Award, here's what you need to do.

Is your group eligible?

  • has 2 or more members
  • operating for at least 3 years
  • majority are volunteers
  • not purely fundraising
  • benefits community (not animals)
  • exceptional

Visit Queen's Award for Voluntary Service website, read the guidance to check they are eligible and fill in the nomination form.  Nominations for the Awards close on 13th September, so don't leave it too late.