The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities. The first awards were announced on 2 June 2003 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. The award is regarded as the MBE for voluntary groups.
Any group of two or more people doing volunteering work that is a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award. In order to qualify, volunteer groups should be doing work that: provides activities 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; has developed and is run locally.
How to make a nomination
Details of how to make a nomination, together with Guidance Notes are available here. All nominations must be made online and the deadline to be considered for the 2021 awards is midnight on 25 September 2020.