The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Awards

Friday, 7 May, 2021

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups and is awarded for life.

It is awarded to outstanding groups of volunteers whose level of initiative and impact are truly exceptional. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community. Volunteers are expected to be leading its work.

Please register in order to nominate a group:

You can register via this link:

Nominations for the 2022 Award can be submitted from 1 April 2021 until 5pm on 15 September 2021.

A nominated group should be:

  • Operating at a high level
  • Have an excellent reputation in their community.
  • It should have high standards of governance
  • Relevant insurance
  • Satisfy any requirements to safeguard children and adults at risk.

For more information regarding the nomination process and requirements please see the PDF attached. 




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