The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service | Oxfordshire County Council

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work

Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award.

Who is eligible?

Any group of two or more people doing volunteering work can be nominated for the award. The majority of the group must be volunteers, and more than half the volunteers must have the right to live in the UK.

To be nominated they should do work that:

  • provides a service and meets a need for people living in the local community
  • is supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from it
  • is run locally

Volunteer groups should have been running for three years or more to be nominated.

How can I make a nomination?

You can nominate a group online at:

You don’t have to be part of the group and you can make your nomination at any time

Winners are announced on the 2 June each year.

Last reviewed
24 January 2018
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