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Cheering Volunteering awards 2020

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Cheering Volunteering is back for 2020!

We’re pleased to be holding our sixth annual Cheering Volunteering awards and celebration event during National Volunteers Week, on Thursday 4 June at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. We're also running the Inspiring Volunteer grant scheme, which offers small grants to help purchase equipment and kick start new (or expand existing) volunteer opportunities.

How to nominate a volunteer

Do you know someone who's gone above and beyond?

Nominate a volunteer

The closing date for nomination forms is 12pm on 20 April 2020. Shortlisted nominees and nominators will be notified by telephone or email during the week commencing 4 May 2020.

The awards presentation

Come along to the awards presentation and help to celebrate our amazing volunteers.

Visit the Grove Theatre's website to book tickets.

About the Cheering Volunteering awards

Having grown in success and popularity Cheering Volunteering is organised by Central Bedfordshire Council, working in partnership with the Volunteer Centres as part of Central Bedfordshire Together, to say thank you to those who give their time to help others.

The event is sponsored by Central Bedfordshire Council, Ringway Jacobs, Prologis, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Jeakins Weir and Grand Union Housing.

The event will combine entertainment with the award presentations.

Award categories

Seven awards will be presented:

  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Group of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Sport and Wellbeing Volunteer of the Year
  • Panel’s Choice

Find out who won last year

Inspiring Volunteering – the Cheering Volunteering grant

Find out how to apply for the grant.