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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Tue 6 Apr 2021

Nominations for the 2022 Award can be submitted from 1 April 2021 until 5pm on 15 September 2021.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups and is awarded for life.

It is awarded to outstanding groups of volunteers whose level of initiative and impact are truly exceptional. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community. Volunteers are expected to be leading its work.

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It is very important that you read the guidance notes before submitting your nominations. The nominator should be a member of the public with good knowledge of the group's work. A beneficiary or long-term supporter would be ideal. The nomination form must not be written or submitted by a volunteer, employee, trustee or anyone involved with the running of the group. We need to ensure that nominations are independent.