The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is prestigious civic recognition for outstanding service given by volunteers of an organisation in the delivery of services / benefits to others. It is known as the MBE for volunteer groups.
The Lord-Lieutenant presents Atlas Woman's Centre, Lisburn, with their QAVS in August 2021. (Source: Belfast Exposed)
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 3 years or more to be nominated.
Please visit the QAVS website for more information on the award and how to nominate a group: Click here