The deadline for the awards is Monday 18th April 2022. Charities and individuals can nominate a volunteer HERE.
The Platinum Champions Award was launched by the organisation’s president, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. It is in partnership with The Big Jubilee Lunch, a celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend which will take place from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022.
The RVS is encouraging charities to nominate volunteers in one of seven awards categories. The award categories are:
1. Older people,
3. Crisis and welfare.
5. Mental health.
6. Physical health, and
7. Supporting the NHS and social care.
In each of the seven categories, 70 volunteers will be awarded a Platinum Champions honour, a Platinum Champions pin and a signed certificate from the Duchess of Cornwall.
A further 10 volunteers will be invited to celebrate at a special edition of the Big Jubilee Lunch on 5 June.
All entries will be judged by a panel of volunteering specialists, charity leaders, academics, and famous charitable faces. Nominees will be judged by their dedication to volunteering, impact on other people’s lives and inspirational qualities.
Catherine Johnstone, Chief Executive of RVS, said:
“Through the Platinum Champions Awards, we want to commend volunteers of all ages, from all corners of the UK and from a range of causes for their generosity.
“Help us to celebrate the amazing difference they are making to the health and happiness of our communities, by nominating a volunteer for a Platinum Champions Award.”
For further information and details about how to nominate, please visit the Royal Voluntary Service website.