Volunteer of the Year Award
No nominations will be taken for this award instead the winner will be decided from nominees of the other seven award categories. This will allow the judges to select someone who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to their community through exceptional commitment.
Nominees may have -Gone above and beyond their roleInspired and motivated othersMade a considerable impact over the course of 2017
Volunteer Team of the Year Award sponsored by Stirling Council
Nominees for this award – two or more people - will be able to demonstrate teamwork and a combined contribution for the benefit of a cause or the community.
Nominees may have -Worked collaboratively on a specific event or projectVolunteered together to achieve a positive resultMade an impact over the course of 2017
Young Volunteer of the Year Award
Nominees for this award can be an individual or group of young people aged 25 and under who have shown an exceptional commitment to volunteering and demonstrated passion and innovation as a volunteer.
Nominees may have -Made a significant difference by volunteering their time and skillsDemonstrated personal developmentShown particular enthusiasm and passion for their role
Outstanding Achievement in Health and Wellbeing Award sponsored by NHS Forth Valley
Nominees for this award will have made a positive difference to an individual or groups health and wellbeing, or have actively encouraged others to get involved in improving health and wellbeing in their community,
Nominees may have -Helped promote wellbeing in physical or mental healthContributed to a reduction in social isolationPromoted social connectivity
Volunteering in Sport Award sponsored by Active Stirling
Nominations are open to clubs, teams, schools and individual volunteers within Stirlingshire whose contribution to sport has made a real difference.
Nominees may have -Inspired others through their leadership and coaching.Used sport and physical activity as a tool to positively impact the lives of participants.Used sport as a way to tackle social isolation and loneliness
Outstanding Trustee Award sponsored by the Engine Shed
Trustees are responsible for the good governance and smooth running of an organisation. Nominations will be welcomed from individuals who are committed to using their skills, knowledge and passion for the benefit of their charity.
Nominees may have - Shown inspirational leadershipDemonstrated a real commitment to developing their organisationUsed their skills and knowledge to implement positive change
Heart of Gold Award
This award recognises outstanding volunteers who have shown that volunteering is a passion, not a pastime. These volunteers go the extra mile for the individuals and the organisations they support.
Nominees may have -Demonstrated passion and dedication to the organisation they work withOvercome adversity and used their experience to support othersImpacted positively on the lives of others
Commitment to Volunteering Award
Nominees for this award will have demonstrated a commitment to volunteering for a significant period of time. Awards will be given for volunteers who have shown a commitment for 5 years 10 years 20 years 30 yearsAll volunteers nominated for this award will be recognised.