We don’t need War and Peace! Short can be sweet @DudleyCVS #dva17 #nominatenow

When it comes to nominating that wonderful volunteer or volunteers you don’t have to write a long and detailed submission. Sometimes short is definitely better and here are a few examples of some great short forms from last year. Both these nominees were chosen by the Awards Panel for the main award in their category, so have a browse and get inspired!

The nominators definitely spell out what makes these volunteers amazing in very few words!

2016 Arts and Heritage Award

2016 Sporting Champion


Another business helping communities! #inspirationtonominate #dva17 #NOMINATE NOW

There have been some great businesses nominated this year, who really want to make an impact on their local community. If you know of a business who does this please nominate them, as we always struggle for nominations in this category!

They have also forged a close link with Dudley Mind and recently ran a joint awareness event for businesses helping to understand more about mental health in the workplace.

XXXX  have supported Dudley College with mentoring and, like the Community side, raised significant funds and hosted many fundraisers for national and local charities/groups.

Today’s nominee has overcome his own challenges to volunteer! #inspirationtonominate #nominatenow

These nominations are so amazing. Every single one talks about an amazing individual or group of volunteers, who change lives by giving their time. Do you know an incredible volunteer? Why not nominate them now?

XXXX is visually impaired himself and lacked a lot of confidence, until he started to volunteer within our coffee and retail shop. He has increased his confidence no end, he now helps with new volunteers at the shop and he helps with customer service and helps out wherever and whenever he is needed within the shop. We wouldn’t be able to manage without him!

Our next amazing volunteer nomination is one in a million! #inspirationtonominate #dva17 #NOMINATENOW

This volunteer is described as selfless and always available to lend a helping hand. Do you know a special volunteer? If so please nominate them now!

XXXXXX is a selfless person who will help out wherever she is needed. She spends a lot of her spare time volunteering and helping our clients of the Beacon Centre to ensure that they have a positive experience when here. She is always available to lend a helping hand to both staff and our clients and she also passes on her experience by helping to train new volunteers. She is definitely one in a million!

Amazing sporting volunteers go the extra mile #inspirationtonominate #dva17 NOMINATE NOW

I’m really enjoyed sharing these inspirational nominations which have come in so far and today’s is no exception, this person is clearly a sporting star!  Why not nominate your sporting champion today!

XXXX has overcome his own serious brain injury, that required surgery, to return to the sport that he quite clearly loves and in doing so has been able to put something back not only into the sport but into the community in XXXXXX. The re-use of the former church building in XXXXXX has created a vibrant activity hub that caters for serious boxers but also allows young people to exercise and to train.

Supporting vulnerable people … this volunteer’s amazing! #inspirationtonominate #dva17 #NOMINATENOW

We’ve had some amazing nominations and I thought I would share them with you, in a bid to inspire you to nominate an amazing volunteer you know who goes the extra mile. Read this and get inspired!

XXX is a fantastic volunteer and is always willing and supportive. She helps support on average 25 clients in the XXXXXXX group and one lady living in her own home through our home visiting service.