The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service will be accepting nominations for the 2023 awards until 15th September and are really looking forward to hearing about the ways local groups of volunteers are devising and running services to help change lives in their community.
QAVS recognises and celebrates exceptional local volunteer groups across the UK. The standard expected is very high, as the award is an honour equivalent to an MBE. However, as you’ll see from all the examples on the website https://qavs.dcms.gov.uk/ that there is no such thing as a typical QAVS awardee. They really do cover a wide, diverse range of activities from theatre groups to food banks, dementia clubs, local radio stations and more.
If there’s an exceptional group in your neighbourhood that you would like to nominate then you can do so here QAVS Information
You need to be completely independent from the group and make your nomination on a simple online form, including letters of support from 2 other people.