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Over £2,500 in prizes up for grabs at Volunteer Awards!

Closing date extended by popular demand

Just to let you know that the deadline for nominations for organisations and individual volunteers to be nominated for the prestigious annual Argyll & Bute Volunteer of the Year Awards has been extended to Friday 19th April.

These nominations are fantastically important for everyone – not least for the amazing cash prizes and the recognition that comes with them.

As well as the shield for volunteer of the year, there is a separate Sargus Memorial Travel prize of £1,000 given to an outstanding volunteer. In previous years the winner has used it to travel abroad to visit international examples of their work.  Others take a well-deserved wee break to recharge their batteries.

Organisations too can benefit from a £1,000 cash prize, which can really support a small but vital organisation with its work.  It can be used to match other funds or sow the seeds of a new project. The press recognition that comes with the prize can help raise the profile of an organisation and demonstrate to funders and its other stakeholders that the organisation is achieving local recognition and impact.

So while we know that voluntary organisations and their volunteers are by their very nature modest in the extreme – once a year it’s time to shout about our achievements and give a pat on the back to those who touch so many lives in many, individual ways.

Nomination forms are available at your local AVA office, or here:    nomination form for completion on computer and emailing to Kathleen. printable nomination form for completing by hand.

Call our Head Office on 01631 564839 or email on kathleen@argyllvoluntaryaction.org.uk if you want any help with your form.

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