Nominations for next year’s Queen's Award for Voluntary Service have now closed. Coventry Samaritans, who received the Award in 2015, hopes that other local organisations will receive it in 2020
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is given for outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping others in the community and improving their quality of life. Nominations are assessed by a regional committee before being passed to a national committee for final selection and recommendation to the Queen.
The Award is the highest that can be given to local volunteer groups across the UK and is the equivalent of an MBE. Winners receive a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal.
As an organisation managed and operated entirely by volunteers, we are delighted to hold the Award. We hope it will encourage people who are going through difficult times to contact us to talk over their worries and concerns. And if you are thinking of volunteering with us, you can be assured that you will be giving your time to help an outstandingly good organisation.
“We don’t volunteer with Samaritans for thanks, or recognition, or for any kind of honour. But we make no secret that we are thrilled to have won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service”
Roger, our Director in 2015