Volunteering Awards 2018

The Sheffield Volunteering Awards are our annual celebration of all things volunteering. Hosted by the Volunteering Committee, it's a night of tasty food, entertainment and of course the awards themselves which recognise exceptional individual volunteers and projects who have made a big impact on our city over the year. Sheffield RAG & Bummit will also be joining us to to celebrate our fantastic student fundraisers.

The evening is open to anyone interested in volunteering so bring your friends and grab yourself a free ticket to join the celebration.

 

Dates and Tickets

Monday 14 May
Foundry & Fusion
6:30pm - 9:45pm

Award Categories

  • A student who has volunteered for the first time with Sheffield Volunteering in the academic year of 2017-2018.
  • Has been actively participating in project(s) organised by Sheffield Volunteering or found through the Sheffield Volunteering website.
  • Has shown dedication, passion, and commitment to their project(s).
  • Volunteer who has made significant contributions in one or more projects organised by Sheffield Volunteering or found through the Sheffield Volunteering website.
  • Has shown long-standing dedication to volunteering throughout their time in the university.
  • Any individual who has shown dedication to improving Bummit through either the ambassadors scheme or exceptional fundraising in 2017-2018.
  • Has been heavily involved in the ambassadors scheme and/or
  • Has been dedicated to fundraising in unique, exciting ways
  • An individual or a group who have shown commitment throughout their time in RAG.
  • Have shown dedication and enthusiasm in fundraising in the academic year of 2017-2018.
  • Have made an exceptional impact through fundraising.
  • Have organised and led a volunteering project with Sheffield Volunteering in the academic year of 2017-2018.
  • Have shown creativity and originality in their approaches to the project and volunteers.
  • Have demonstrated care and support to all volunteers and service-users.

*This award will recognise all leaders involved in the winning Sheffield Volunteering project*

  • Volunteer who has participated in projects/ events/ activities found through Sheffield Volunteering in the academic year of 2017-2018.
  • Has been an inspiration to other volunteers.
  • Has shown dedication and commitment in their role.
  • Sports Clubs, societies, or working committees which have collaborated with one another to organise any projects, events, or activities in the academic year of 2017-2018.
  • Has shown excellent team-working skills.
  • Has displayed the spirit of Sheffield Volunteering through their skills, dedication, and commitment in the project/ event/ activity.
  • Any projects/ events/ activities led by students via Sheffield Volunteering in the academic year of 2017-2018.
  • Projects/ events/ activities must display imagination, originality, and offers something unique to service users or the local community.
  • Projects/ events/ activities have made a positive impact on service users and communities.
  • Projects/ events/ activities led by students coordinated via Sheffield Volunteering in the academic year of 2017-2018.
  • Can demonstrate how the projects/ events/ activities have responded to a need within the Sheffield community.
  • Able to give a story on how the project has impacted the service users or local community.
  • Any University of Sheffield volunteers/volunteer groups nominated by an external organisation which is registered with Sheffield Volunteering website (or a recognised Sheffield Volunteering partner organisation).
  • Has shown dedication and commitment throughout their time volunteering with the organisation.
  • Can give examples of how they have made significant contributions during their time volunteering with the organisation.
  • Any charities, voluntary groups, schools, or non profit organisations found through Sheffield Volunteering.
  • Has displayed care and support to volunteers.
  • Has displayed dedication and passion in making contributions to Sheffield communities.
  • Projects/ events/ activities coordinated by Sheffield Volunteering in the academic year of 2017-2018.
  • Has displayed commitment and dedication in making contributions to Sheffield communities.
  • Has encouraged inclusiveness and diversity in the project.
  • Has displayed the highest standards of teamwork and originality.
  • Has made significant impact on service users and Sheffield communities.

How to nominate

It is easy to make nominations. First, have a look at the categories and the criteria. Then, think about who you want to nominate and why. Finally, click on the big link on the right of the page and fill the form!

Remember, we’re not judging your writing style, just what information the answers contain. So all you have to do is be clear about why the person you’re nominating deserves the award (it’s fine to use bullet points!). Nominations will be judged on quality rather than quantity, so you don't need to be nominated multiple times to be in with a chance of winning.

You are encouraged to nominate yourself, a fellow volunteer/fundraiser or an external organisation (for the Voluntary Organisation of the Year Award). You can also nominate multiple people.

Message from committee

Hello! The student’s committee for Sheffield Volunteering warmly invites you to celebrate the dedication and achievements of all our volunteers at the Volunteering Awards Ceremony 2018! This is not only a chance to recognise the good work done by students throughout the academic year but also the organisations and charities who work with Sheffield Volunteering to make it happen. So go ahead and let your favourite volunteers, project leaders, and organisations know their work is appreciated by the community and nominate them for an award! You're welcome to attend the ceremony, have some hot food served by the Real Junk Food Project.