The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Celebrating the outstanding work of local volunteer groups across the UK.
Please note – We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2023 awards. However, you will be able to nominate a group for the 2024 awards from 1st April 2023.
About the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Every day, millions of people across the UK are making a difference by volunteering.
Each year, outstanding examples of this work are celebrated through the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). Created in 2002 for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, QAVS awards have been shining a light on the fantastic work of voluntary groups for many years.
Equivalent to an MBE, QAVS are the highest awards given to local voluntary groups in the UK, and they are awarded for life.
Here are just a few of the groups that have received the award this year.
Tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar present The Queen’s Award
QAVS celebration at Alnwick Castle!
Know of a fantastic volunteer group?
If learning more about the award has made you think about a fantastic voluntary group you feel deserves recognition, consider nominating.
If reading about some of the amazing work of these groups has inspired you to think about volunteering yourself, then check out some of these handy resources to help find the right volunteering opportunity for you.