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2014 Volunteers - not paid but priceless! Your chance to nominate an individual or group making a difference to the lives of people in Rhondda Cynon Taf All nominees will receive a cer ficate and volunteers shortlisted by a panel of judges for their ‘outstanding achievement’ will be eligible for the Norah Huxley Award, voted for on the night.


Guidelines / Advice Before star ng, spend a few minutes considering why you decided to nominate this person or group. Ask yourself: 1.

What is unique and special about this person or group?

2.

What have they achieved?

3.

How have they achieved it?

4.

Who benefited from their work?

5.

How and what did the beneficiaries gain?

Include key words such as trustworthy, punctual, dedicated etc. Remember to write clearly, the judges will need to be able to read your wri ng. So take your me, prin ng will o en be clearer than handwri ng. Finally before you begin ask the person’s permission before nomina ng them, some people love the limelight, others hate it and check they are available on the evening of 13 June 2014 in case they are invited to the awards ceremony.

I confirm that the informa on given is correct to the best of my knowledge and I have the permission of the nominee. Signed: ...................................................... Date: .................................. Please return this form at the latest by Friday 9 May 2014 to: Volunteering Celebra on Evening 2014 Interlink 6 Melin Corrwg, Cardi Road, Upper Boat Pontypridd CF37 5BE e-mail: info@interlinkrct.org.uk


Nominator Name: ................................................................................................... Organisa on: ........................................................................................ Your address: ........................................................................................ ............................................................................................................... Telephone (work): ................................................................................. Telephone (mobile): .............................................................................. E-mail: ................................................................................................... These are your details. You can nominate as an individual or organisaƟon. If you are nominaƟng on behalf of an organisaƟon, make sure we have the organisaƟon’s contact details.

Nominee Name: ................................................................................................... Organisa on: ........................................................................................ Your address: ........................................................................................ ............................................................................................................... Telephone (work): ................................................................................. Telephone (mobile): .............................................................................. E-mail: ................................................................................................... These are the details of the person or group you are nominaƟng.


Which category is this nominaĆ&#x;on for? ............................................................................................................ Don’t worry if you are not sure which category, we can decide that for you. See the back cover of this form for categories.

How long has this person been involved with your group? ...................... years .................... months

How many hours a week do they contribute on average? ........................................... hours per week

How many people do they volunteer with? ........................................................................................................


What does your volunteer do for your organisaĆ&#x;on? (Maximum 50 words) .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................

What does your volunteer do for your service users? .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. Name the organisaĆ&#x;on they help and tell us how they help (their role)

List the achievements of the volunteer in their role? .............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................


Who has benefiƩed in the community? ............................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. The judges don’t need to know about individuals, their names or other personal informaƟon.

In what way have they benefiƩed the organisaƟon? ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................

Tell us how this person has helped achieve your organisaƟon’s goals.


What is the impact of their help on individuals or the community? .............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. Did this volunteer / group change aƫtudes / environments / health / wellbeing etc ?

Why does this person or group inspire you? .............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. Here’s your chance to impress the judges! Use the key words you prepared, elaborate on these words, instead of saying ‘he’s reliable’ say ‘he’s reliable, he hasn’t missed a single event in 3 years.’ That way the judges will understand exactly what you mean.

If you need to con nue on a separate sheet, clearly mark your sheet with your nominee’s details and securely a ach it to the form.


Categories This year the event has seven nominaƟon categories: • • • • • • •

Individuals Groups Health and Social Care Service User and / or Carer Older People Children, Young People and Families Suppor ng People

Please note: Interlink intends to invite as many volunteers as possible to the Volunteers Awards Celebra on Evening. If demand exceeds availability, priority will be given to organisa ons and individuals that haven’t a ended the event before.

Thank you to our kind sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible.


Volunteering nomination form 2014