The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Overview

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.

Who is eligible

Any group of 2 or more people doing volunteering work can be nominated for the award. The majority of the group must be volunteers, and more than half the volunteers must have the right to live in the UK.

To be nominated they should do work that:

  • provides a service and meets a need for people living in the local community
  • is supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from it
  • is run locally

Volunteer groups should have been running for three years or more to be nominated.

Find out more: The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – Directgov