Recognising Extraordinary Volunteers: The King’s Award for Voluntary Service 2024

Recognising Extraordinary Volunteers: The King’s Award for Voluntary Service 2024 - 15/07/2024 3:00pm

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Online

In the heart of every community, there are unsung heroes whose dedication and selflessness light up the lives of those around them. In the UK, these remarkable individuals and groups are celebrated through the prestigious King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS), a distinction equivalent to an MBE. 

What is KAVS and Who Can Nominate? 

The KAVS shines a spotlight on local voluntary groups that are led by volunteers and significantly benefit their communities. Nominations for this esteemed honour are open to members of the public who deeply understand a group’s work, such as beneficiaries or long-term supporters. Crucially, the nominator cannot have any direct involvement with the group’s administration or operations. 

Nomination Process 

Nominating a deserving group for the KAVS is a straightforward process: 

  • Review Eligibility Criteria: Ensure the group meets all the eligibility requirements. 
  • Set Up a Nominator Account: This step takes only a minute and provides a record of the nomination. 
  • Obtain Two Letters of Support: Gather letters from individuals who can attest to the group’s impact and significance within the community. 
  • Complete the Online Nomination Form: Provide essential details about the group’s activities, beneficiaries, and the exceptional qualities of its volunteers. 

Eligibility Criteria for Groups 

For a group to be eligible for the KAVS, it must meet the following criteria: 

  • Consist of three or more individuals. 
  • Be based in the UK, Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man. 
  • Have operated for a minimum of three years before nomination. 
  • Primarily led by volunteers, with over half its members volunteering. 
  • Offer a specific and direct benefit to the local community. 

Ready to Nominate? 

If you’ve confirmed the eligibility and gathered the necessary documents, it’s time to make a nomination. Start by setting up a nominator account, then proceed to fill out the nomination form and submit the letters of support. You can save your progress and return to complete the nomination at your convenience. 

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