Do you know a group that deserves the Queens Award for Voluntary Service?

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Here volunteers Simon and Bradley enjoy Buckingham Palace on behalf of all Mentoring Plus volunteer mentors

Say a big ‘thank you’ to your volunteers with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community.

Last year Mentoring Plus in Bath were awarded the QAVS and two volunteers enjoyed the annual royal garden party at Buckingham Palace in London. Read how the award benefited them. 

Receiving an Award

The Lord Lieutenant of the county, as The Queen’s representative, will present each group with a certificate, signed by The Queen, and a commemorative crystal at a local ceremony. Award recipients are entitled to use The Queen’s Award emblem on their website, stationery and other printed material.

Each successful group will be allocated two places at the annual royal garden party at Buckingham Palace in London.

Find out more and apply.