Do you know the next Student Volunteer of the Year?

Tuesday 08-12-2015 - 13:25

During the last week in February, NUS and students’ unions will be celebrating Student Volunteering Week all over the UK. Local volunteering teams in colleges and universities will organise one-off projects, celebration events, and new volunteering campaigns. It’s a great opportunity to kickstart your volunteering projects for 2016, to revive existing campaigns, or to celebrate the volunteering that already happens in your SU! 

Every year, we celebrate the Student Volunteer of the Year, a national award celebrating the most dedicated student volunteer in the UK. Nominations for the award close on Friday 11th December at 5pm, so make sure you get nominating!

The award winner wins £1000 for their cause, project or charity, and will be celebrated at a national level.

So, what are we looking for?

  • Commitment — sustained involvement with one or more volunteering project(s) over the course of an academic year.
  • Impact — clear evidence that the nominee’s work with their volunteering project(s) has led to improved outcomes within the community.
  • Leadership — a track record of motivating and encouraging others to volunteer.
  • The nominee must have been an HE or FE student in the 2014-15 academic year or be a current student
  • All activity must have been done on a voluntary basis

We’ve written a blog post here that gives you some ideas and advice for nominating yourself or someone else for Student Volunteer of the Year.

So what are you waiting for? Get nominating!

If you have questions about Student Volunteering Week, or the Student Volunteer of the Year award, please email the SVW Team on


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