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Volunteering Awards Categories & Criteria

How to make a nomination:

  • Nominations close at 12 midnight on Tuesday 28 March. Unfortunately we will not be able to consider any submitted after this time.
  • Volunteers can (and should) nominate themselves and their own activities. You can also nominate other volunteers and activities that you think deserve to win an award. 
  • The Sheffield Volunteering Awards are open to activities run through Sheffield Volunteering or found through the SV Hub. Unfortunately we cannot award volunteering that you have done outside of the SV programme.
  • Any questions, contact the committee on volunteeringcommittee@sheffield.ac.uk
  • Once you have read the criteria, make your nominations here. 

 

Individual Awards

New-bee of the year award

A volunteer who has become newly active through Sheffield Volunteering during this academic year 2016/2017. This includes projects organised by Sheffield Volunteering or found through the Sheffield Volunteering Hub. We will consider a volunteer who:

  • Has shown dedication to the project they have been newly involved with
  • Can demonstrate the new skills they have gained through their volunteering

 

Long-standing commitment award

Any volunteer who has significantly contributed to a project or a number of projects throughout their time at university. This includes projects run by Sheffield Volunteering or charities found through the Sheffield Volunteering Hub. We will consider a volunteer who:

  • Has shown long standing passion and dedication to volunteering
  • Can give examples of how they have gone the extra mile as a volunteer

 

Ambassador of the year

A Sheffield Volunteering Ambassador (in the academic year 2016/2017) who has met the 15-hour commitment. We will consider an ambassador who

  • Has shown commitment and dedication in their role and been ready to engage in a range of different roles and projects
  • Has actively promoted Sheffield Volunteering to a wider audience.

 

Project Leader(s) of the year

Any Project leader(s) who have organised and led a volunteering project with Sheffield Volunteering during 2016/7. We will consider a leader or groups of leaders who:

  • Have led by example and shown passion for their project
  • Who have been creative and original in their approach to the project and volunteers

 

Outstanding contribution award

Any volunteer who has been recognised by an external voluntary organisation for their significant contribution to a project or long-term voluntary commitment. This includes projects run by Sheffield Volunteering or charities found through the Sheffield Volunteering Hub. This volunteer should have:

  • Shown long standing passion and dedication to volunteering
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm when working with service users and communities in Sheffield

Group Awards

Co-operation Award

Any project session, event or activity that has been organised by 2 or more student groups (e.g. group projects, Sports Clubs, Societies or Working Committees) with Sheffield Volunteering, during 2016/2017. We will take into consideration a project which:

  • Can demonstrate excellent team work
  • Can tell us how each of the groups contributed to the success of the project/event

 

Originality award

Any student run project (including an SV Group Project, Sport Club, Society or Working Committee-led volunteering) that is coordinated through Sheffield Volunteering. We will consider a project which:

  • Has demonstrated imagination, intuition and individuality
  • Has made a positive impact on service users and communities through strong partnership working

 

Community impact award

Any student run project (including an SV Group Project, Sport Club, Society or Working Committee-led volunteering) that is coordinated through Sheffield Volunteering. We will consider a project which:

  • Has demonstrated commitment to improving the wider Sheffield community 
  • Has reached out to work with a new partner organisation or client group, or has strengthened an existing partnership by working in new and innovative ways

 

Voluntary organisation of the year

Any charity, voluntary group or non-for profit organisation that you have volunteered with through Sheffield Volunteering. This organisation should have

  • Displayed excellence in care and kindness whilst you’ve volunteered
  • Demonstrated a commitment to improving the wider Sheffield community.

 

Project of the Year

Any volunteering project or event, coordinated through Sheffield Volunteering during 2016/2017. We will consider a project which:

  • Can demonstrate examples of exceptional/ “out there” work
  • Has shown commitment to their project and its participants.

Fundraising Awards

RAG Initiative Award

Any RAG rep, project, committee member, or event that has shown dedication and passion towards fundraising in the year 2016/2017. We will consider any individual or group who have:

  • Displayed an enthusiasm towards the mutual goals of both RAG and Bummit (e.g giving back to the local community)
  • Have made an exceptional fundraising impact through the work they have done

 

 

Bummit Award

Any individual who has shown dedication to improving Bummit through either the ambassador’s scheme or exceptional fundraising in 2016-2017. We will take into consideration an individual who:

  • Has been heavily involved in the ambassadors scheme
  • Has been dedicated to fundraising in unique, exciting ways