Inspire Volunteering Awards Opens for Nominations

Volunteering is the heart of community and to recognise this SVE are kicking of this year’s Volunteers Week by opening nominations for the Inspire Volunteering Awards 2022. 

Following a difficult couple of years, we hope to once again host the Inspire Volunteering Awards 2022, in partnership with Stirling Council, in person this September. The award categories for 2022 will celebrate the volunteering successes of individuals or teams of volunteers within charities, organisations, social enterprises, and groups. You can nominate your vivacious volunteers, your cool community council, your super sports club or your terrific trustees. This is your chance to tell us about the amazing successes and achievements of your volunteers over the past year. We can’t wait to hear all about it! 

The categories for the Inspire Volunteering Awards 2022 are as follows 

Volunteering for Health & Wellbeing sponsored by NHS Forth Valley

Nominations are open to individual volunteers or teams of volunteers that have actively contributed to improving the health and wellbeing of others, or have supported the promotion and improvement of health and wellbeing in their community.  

For example, nominees may have  

  • Worked together to help reduce social isolation and improve social connectivity.  
  • Identified and challenged health inequalities or barriers to wellbeing. 
  • Raised awareness of/promoted the importance of supporting mental wellbeing. 

Volunteering for Sport & Physical Activity sponsored by Active Stirling 

Nominations are open to volunteer led clubs, teams, schools and individuals in Stirlingshire whose contribution to sport has made a real difference.  

For example, nominee’s may have 

  • Encouraged citizens to remain active and involved in sports or activities in their community. 
  • Used sport as a tool to positively impact the lives of participants. 
  • Used sport to promote the inclusion of marginalised groups. 

Volunteering for Community Impact sponsored by Thistles Stirling 

Nominations are open to individual volunteers, teams of volunteers, groups or community councils whose connectedness has resulted in a positive impact on their local community.  

For example, nominees may have  

  • Made a real difference to others throughout the pandemic.  
  • Empowered local people to take action on matters that are important in their community. 
  • Used innovative techniques to keep services running which have helped to prevent social isolation.  

Volunteering for Culture sponsored by Historic Environment Scotland 

Nominations are open to individual volunteers or teams of volunteers who are committed to the preservation of our rich cultural heritage.  

For example, nominees may have 

  • Dedicated their time to improving, maintaining or conserving a heritage project or site. 
  • Brought citizens together to celebrate, connect and engage in arts & culture. 
  • Used art therapy as an effective tool to aid healing and recovery. 

Volunteering for Climate Action & Nature sponsored by Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park 

Nominations are open to individual volunteers or teams of volunteers who have shown sustained commitment to improving and protecting our environment. 

For example, nominees may have 

  • Promoted or carried out projects to recycle, reduce food waste or reduce their carbon footprint. 
  • Raised awareness of issues such as climate change, net zero or carbon reduction. 
  • Helped to create, protect and improve green spaces. 

Volunteering for Strong Organisations sponsored by Volunteer Scotland 

Nominations are open to board, committee, panel or group members who have shown a continued commitment to good governance within their organisation that has resulted in high quality sustainable service provision to their beneficiaries. 

For example, nominees may have 

  • Promoted team work within their organisation, valuing employees, volunteers and external stakeholder’s contributions. 
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership in taking their organisation forward, driving the strategic goals, vision and values. 
  • Worked collectively and proactively with each other and other stakeholders to achieve the purposes of the organisation. 

Young Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Police Scotland

Nominations for this award can be an individual or group of young people aged 25 and under who have shown an exceptional commitment to volunteering and demonstrated passion and dedication as a volunteer.  

Nominees may have  

  • Made a significant difference by volunteering their time and skills. 
  • Overcome personal barriers to participate and inspire others. 
  • Shown particular enthusiasm and passion for their role. 

The Inspire Volunteering Award 2022 

The winner of this award will be decided from all the nominees of the other seven award categories, allowing the judges to select an overall winner. This will be an outstanding individual or team of volunteers who have demonstrated a considerable impact over the course of 2022.  

To nominate please click here.

You can also nominate by sending us a short video of your volunteer/s. Find out how to nominate via video here.

For a paper copy of the form please contact or phone 01786 430000 if you need further information. 



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