Volunteer of the Year Awards 2022: nominations open

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 11:32:00 GMT

In the continuing struggle against COVID19, the impact of the pandemic has shown just how incredible volunteers are. Now is your chance to recognise their ongoing efforts through the University's annual Volunteer of the Year Awards - an event which celebrates the actions of our staff, students and alumni.

Make a nomination before Sunday 6 March (midnight).

Celebrating the very best of volunteering, the awards give the University and our community partners the opportunity to recognise those who epitomise what it means to make a difference. There are three individual categories: staff, student, and alumni; and one group category for students. If you don’t work at the University, you can still nominate someone for an award.

Very often, the nominees who get recognised have been put forward by someone who knows them at the University, as these people are often in a great position to explain the difference these individuals have made to their communities.

Last year’s winners set up projects including Manchester National Health Supporters which supported NHS workers at the height of the pandemic, the Intergen Buddy Scheme, which tackles social isolation, the Women in Academia Support Network, and Chifundo UK and Chanasa Malawi, which empowers girls and women through education and income-generation projects.

Be inspired by the stories of our past winners and place your nomination on the Volunteer of the Year Awards website.

Important information:

  • Entries to be submitted to the volunteering website
  • Deadline for entries is Sunday 6 March (midnight)
  • Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by a third party
  • Individuals and teams (for student group) can enter
  • If you have any trouble accessing the nomination form, please email volunteers@manchester.ac.uk