Community and Volunteering Awards 2019

About the Awards

The first week of June every year marks Volunteers’ Week, a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. For 2019 YMCA Scarborough is working together with Voluntary and Community Sector organisations across Scarborough and Ryedale to recognise and celebrate the phenomenal work that goes on in the region, without which we would all be poorer.

There will be a night of awards and celebration in the YMCA Theatre on June 5th where members of our communities will be recognised for their contributions across twelve award areas. It promises to be a fantastic night and will be made all the more special by the people winning the awards and their stories.

The award categories are outlined below and if you know of someone worthy of a nomination then we encourage you to take around 10 minutes to make a nomination on their behalf.

An individual or team of young people who’ve made a real difference

Volunteers (individual or team) who have dedicated their time to raising money for their charity. Whether it’s taking on a daring individual challenge or organising a community fundraising event.this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Honouring the unsung board members without whom, most charities wouldn’t exist; someone who’s shown great leadership and direction for a local charity.

This category is open to volunteers who have dedicated their time to awareness raising and campaigning to bring about change at a local or national level.

Open to volunteers who have taken a leap into the unknown, used creativity and innovation to bring about change in the community.

Individual or team that makes a significant difference to the community in their local neighbourhood, whether through formal volunteering or just being a brilliant neighbour.

Individual or group responsible for protecting our beautiful countryside and coastline

An opportunity to recognise something fresh and new which has started since January 2018. This could be a group or activity which is having a big impact on its beneficiaries.

The Spotlight Award focuses on a particular theme that’s important in our community today. This year’s theme is Work to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation.

An Organisation big or small that provides a fantastic service for their local community

Open to volunteers who continue to contribute year on year, longstanding service award!

Recognising volunteers that have overcome difficulties/adversity and used that life experience to help others

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