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Durham Univeristy Volunteer Awards: Nominate Now!

We are proud to announce that the Durham University Volunteer Awards will be held on Monday 17th June 2019 at Durham Town Hall! Charlotte Fielder MBE, Head of Volunteering at the renowned Battersea Dogs and Cats Home will be this year’s speaker. This will be a wonderful event to celebrate the volunteering achieved at all levels of University life, and a chance to recognise all the hard work put in over the past year. Tickets will be free to volunteers and will include a drinks reception and buffet dinner. Sign-ups commence at 3pm on Friday 17th May 2019. More information on how to sign up for a ticket will be released in due course.

HOW TO NOMINATE A PROJECT OR VOLUNTEER
If you think someone deserves to be nominated for an award, please write a nomination message to volunteer.awards@durham.ac.uk with their name, what award you wish to nominate them for, and 200 words about how they have been involved with volunteering during their time at Durham and why they deserve the award. Nominations will close on Friday 26th April 2019.

Submit nominations here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/experiencedurham/studentvolunteering/one-offs/nominations/

AWARD CATEGORIES:

Most Improved Project (3x Shortlist, 1x Winner)
An award for a project which has improved over the course of the year, demonstrating great potential to excel in the future.

Outstanding Volunteer (3 x shortlist, 1 x winner)
An award for a volunteer who has gone above and beyond in their volunteer role.

Outstanding New Project (3 x shortlist, 1 x winner)
An award for a new project this year which fits in with the values of volunteering at the university.

Most Committed Volunteer (9 x shortlist, 3 x winner)
An award for a volunteer who has shown commitment across the board in the past year, getting involved with outreach in numerous ways.

Community Impact Award (project) (3 x shortlist, 1 x winner)
An award for a project which has succeeded in making a real difference in the local community.

Best Project (Community) (3x shortlist, 1x winner)
An award for a community project which has gone above and beyond for its service users.

Best Project (Educational) (3x shortlist, 1x winner)
An award for an education project which has gone above and beyond for its service users.

Best Project (Recreational) (3x shortlist, 1x winner)
An award for a recreational project which has gone above and beyond for its service users.

Outstanding Newcomer (3x shortlist, 1x winner)
An award for a first year student who has enthusiastically got involved in volunteering and has great potential to excel throughout their time at Durham.

The Finalist Award (3x shortlist 1x winner)
An award for a final year student who has been involved in volunteering throughout their time at Durham and has not let their final year work disrupt their dedication to volunteering. 

Best Staff Volunteer (individual)
An award for a member of staff who, through the employee supported volunteering scheme, has made a real difference in the community in the past year through their commitment to outreach.

Best Staff Volunteers (team)
An award for a staff team who have worked exceptionally well together to make a great impact in the local community.

 

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