Volunteering Celebration Evening 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 certificate 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 staring, 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?
What have they achieved?
How have they achieved it?
Who benefited from their work?
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 writing. So take your time, printing will often be clearer than handwriting. Finally before you begin ask the personâ€™s permission before nominating 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 information given is correct to the best of my knowledge and I have the permission of the nominee. Signed:
Please return this form at the latest by Friday 9 May 2014 to: Volunteering Celebration Evening 2014 Interlink 6 Melin Corrwg, CardiďŹ€ Road, Upper Boat Pontypridd CF37 5BE e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominator Name: Organisation: Your address:
Telephone (work): Telephone (mobile): E-mail: These are your details. You can nominate as an individual or organisation. If you are nominating on behalf of an organisation, make sure we have the organisationâ€™s contact details.
Nominee Name: Your address:
Telephone (work): Telephone (mobile): E-mail: These are the details of the person or group you are nominating.
Which category is this nomination for? Donâ€™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
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 organisation? (Maximum 50 words)
What does your volunteer do for your service users?
Name the organisation they help and tell us how they help (their role)
List the achievements of the volunteer in their role?
Who has benefitted in the community?
The judges donâ€™t need to know about individuals, their names or other personal information.
In what way have they benefitted the organisation?
Tell us how this person has helped achieve your organisationâ€™s goals.
What is the impact of their help on individuals or the community?
Did this volunteer / group change attitudes / 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 continue on a separate sheet, clearly mark your sheet with your nominee’s details and securely attach it to the form.
Categories This year the event has seven nomination categories: • • • • • • •
Individuals Groups Health and Social Care Service User and / or Carer Older People Children, Young People and Families Supporting People
Please note: Interlink intends to invite as many volunteers as possible to the Volunteers Awards Celebration Evening. If demand exceeds availability, priority will be given to organisations and individuals that haven’t attended the event before.
Thank you to our kind sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible.