What is the Volunteer Star Awards?
The aim of the programme is to recognise the effort and time spent by volunteers who give their time to help support their local community.
Who is eligible?
Anyone volunteering for a ‘not for profit’ organisation, provided they are under 14, or over 25.
What will I receive if I register?
Once registered, volunteers will receive certificates for 50, 100 and 200 hours of volunteering.
How do I go about it?
Simply complete a registration form and email, or send it to us. We will then register you on the Volunteer Star Awards scheme. If you are already volunteering then you can backdate up to 3 months and up to 50 hours. Please remember to include these hours on your volunteering record sheet. If you haven’t yet found a suitable volunteering placement then please contact us to arrange this.
You then just record your hours and ask your placement organisation to sign and once you have completed 50, 100 or 200 hours just return the form to us by email or post.
How will I receive my certificate?
Your certificate will be printed once we have received your signed record sheet confirming that you have completed either 50, 100 or 200 hours. We can then present your certificate to you at one of our recognition events held throughout the year, or if you would prefer you can collect it, or we can post it to you. The decision is yours – just let us know.
How long does it take?
There is no time limit to gaining the certificates.
What do I do now?
Download and complete a registration form and email, send, or pop it into our office. To download a registration form please click on the link - Volunteer Star Awards Application Pack
You can also pop into either of our offices to pick up an information pack if you have trouble downloading the information from the link above.
Aged between 14 and 25 years old?
If you are aged between 14 and 25 there is already a scheme running called ‘Millennium Volunteers’ which GVS can also help you register for please see our Millennium Volunteers Award page.