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Nominate a volunteer for the Sunday Telegraph/ Waitrose British Volunteer Awards

Know of a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to an arts or culture project? Nominate them for the first-ever British Volunteer Awards. Applications close Tuesday 30 October. 

Millions of people volunteer in arts and culture in England on a regular basis. Their contribution is crucial and without them, many of our arts and culture organisations would not be able to survive.

If you know of a volunteer who has gone over and beyond what was expected, help get their efforts publically recognised by nominating them for a British Volunteer Award.

Winners receive £500 courtesy of Waitrose to donate to the organisation with whom they volunteered and will be featured in the Sunday Telegraph.

How to nominate

To submit a nomination, provide the name of the person you wish to nominate and a short explanation of up to 200 words outlining:

  • the nature of the voluntary work undertaken
  • how the nominated volunteer's activity made a difference to the community

The volunteer must be over the age of 18 and must have undertaken their voluntary work in the UK.

Include your name, address and telephone number and send your nomination by email to or post to:

The Sunday Telegraph/ Waitrose British Volunteer Awards
Telegraph Media Group
PO Box 609
111 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 0XN

A panel of judges will select 20 winners in total. The deadline for nominations is midnight, Tuesday 30 October 2012.

Further information

For more information about the British Volunteer Awards, visit The Telegraph website.

If you work with volunteers and wish to find out more about best practice and how to improve the support you offer them, Voluntary Arts and Volunteering England have recently published a free downloadable toolkit.

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