The Welsh Charity Awards are now taking nominations for Volunteer of the Year!

Has a volunteer/volunteering changed your life? The volunteer of the year category at the Welsh Charity Awards is a chance to celebrate volunteers and volunteering. Nominations close 2 October!

People in Wales have always come together voluntarily, not for money or because the law tells them to, but because they want to make a difference. Those people have shaped the Wales we live in today.

So as concern mounts about our communities feeling disempowered, the WCVA is calling for people in Wales to take time to recognise and celebrate the fact that so many of us continue to come together voluntarily to make a real difference.

To achieve this, the WCVA has launched the Welsh Charity Awards – a brand new award scheme. The awards recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution charities, community groups, not-for-profits and volunteers make to Wales.

From befrienders dropping in to visit their older neighbour every Tuesday, to organisations campaigning for nation-wide equality, the Awards highlight and champion the positive difference we can make to each other’s lives.

Volunteer of the Year

This award will go to an individual who stands out by making an extra special contribution to their community or environment through their volunteering.

This may be the volunteer who leads and inspires others, or who goes ‘over and above to ‘get things done’, or it may be the one behind the scenes who seems to hold everything together.

Either way, the focus will be on the positive difference that has been achieved, rather than on the amount or the length of time spent volunteering.

The winning entry will demonstrate the change that results from an individual’s volunteering contribution which could be the impact of volunteering on beneficiaries, the community or environment or the impact on other volunteers or staff.

The deadline for nominations is 2 October 2019. For more information and how to nominate, visit