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Volunteering Oscar Nominations 2017

Volunteering Oscar Nominations are now open

Do you know someone who does a lot for the local community? It could be a friend, family member, a volunteer you work with or even a local business. Why not show your appreciation by nominating them for a Volunteering Oscar.

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to our annual Volunteering Oscars Awards Ceremony at the Old Swan Hotel on 27th October 2017. The event, which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary year, begins with a champagne reception followed by a ceremony which celebrates volunteers from around the district and the Oscar winners.

Nominate a Volunteer

There are 16 different categories to nominate in, using the online form:

Young Volunteer of the Year - for any volunteer under 25 years of age.

Care Volunteer of the Year - for any volunteer who has worked with and contributed towards a care based activity.

Community Volunteer of the Year - for any volunteer who has worked with and contributed towards a community based activity.

Environment Volunteer of the Year - for any volunteer who has worked with and contributed towards an environmentally based activity.

Sports Volunteer - for any volunteer who has worked with and contributed towards a sports based activity.

Wildlife Volunteer - for any volunteer or group who has worked with and contributed towards local wildlife.

Ackrill Media Group Unsung Heroes

One Award will be given to any volunteer who has gone the extra mile in each of the four locations. 

     Harrogate - sponsored by Harrogate Advertiser                

     Knaresborough - sponsored by Knaresborough Post

     Ripon & Boroughbridge - sponsored by Ripon Gazette & Boroughbridge Herald

     Nidderdale - sponsored by Nidderdale Herald.

New Volunteer of the Year - for any person who has started volunteering within the last 12 months.

Trustee of the Year - for the Trustee who demonstrates exceptionally sound decision making, and has provided ongoing support which allowed the charity to most effectively achieve its objectives within the last year.

Organisation of the Year - for an organisation which has demonstrated best practice in Volunteer Management.

Corporate Engagement Award - for any business or team who have taken part in a volunteering initiative over the past 12 months.

Volunteer of the Year - for the volunteer who has given an extraordinary contribution to an organisation, its service users and fellow volunteers.  This volunteer has gone those extra few miles.

Lifetime Volunteer - for the volunteer who has given an extraordinary contribution to the organisation, its service users and fellow volunteers over a significant length of time. Unlike the other Awards, this recognises the contribution across a number of years rather than just the last 12 months.