Reading Volunteer Awards 2019

Primary interest
Voluntary sector
Nominations are now open for the Reading Volunteer Awards 2019!

Reading Voluntary Action is delighted to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the third annual Reading Volunteer Awards. As in previous years, we will be hosting an awards evening to coincide with Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June, celebrating those in our community who volunteer their time, talents and skills for the benefit of our town.

Nominations can be made by those working or volunteering in local not-for-profit organisations, those who have benefited directly from the work of a volunteer, or members of the general public.

This year will see a number of other events happening to mark Volunteers’ Week and the Reading Volunteer Awards, look out for further announcements in the coming weeks!

How to nominate

To nominate a volunteer simply complete this form. The deadline for nominations is 30 March 2019.

The award categories
Community Ambassador

Acknowledging the efforts of those who act as representatives of their communities helping to connect with others and adding to Reading’s vibrant cultural mix.


Recognising those volunteers who frequently go above and beyond the expected and demonstrate the kind of can-do attitude that gets things done.

Can’t Do Without

Celebrating those fulfilling those vital roles that hold a group together and help them make a difference – often hidden and behind the scenes.

Student Volunteers

Acknowledging the positive contribution to the local community made by those who come to Reading, from across the UK and beyond, to study.

Sports Champion

Celebrating the volunteers who play a key, and often unrecognised, role in helping those from across our community to get involved with a sport.


Recognising the consistent and significant contributions made by volunteers over an extended period of time.

Life in Reading

Recognising those who work to make Reading the unique, vibrant and welcoming place we all know it can be.

If you would like to nominate a volunteer but are not sure which category to select, there is an option to select ‘other’. 

Nominate now!