Published Thursday, 18th April 2024

Nominations for the Reigate and Banstead Volunteer Awards 2024 have opened today (Thursday 18 April).

A graphic advertising nominations for the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council Volunteer Awards 2024

Nominations for the Volunteer Awards are open


We call upon residents, community groups, and voluntary organisations to nominate anyone who deserves recognition.

The annual award scheme, set up over twenty years ago, recognises the unrewarded heroes who do a great amount of valuable work for the borough and its community. It is also meant to show appreciation to volunteers for their selfless service.  The scheme is organised by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council in partnership with Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead

Cllr Eddy Humphreys, Mayor of the Borough of Reigate and Banstead said: “It is important that we pay tribute to those in our community, who spend a lot of time making a difference to people’s lives through volunteering. These awards are for us, a way to show these selfless individuals or groups of people that we recognise their great work and appreciate their sacrifice. I call upon everyone to nominate whoever they feel deserves recognition.”

Volunteers can be nominated in five award categories:

  • Young Volunteer Award 

For volunteers aged between 16 and 25 who have gone above and beyond the standard expectation for their age and who have used their own volunteer experience to inspire others.

  • Volunteer Award 

For volunteers over the age of 25 years old who have exceeded what would normally be expected of them and demonstrated their outstanding commitment to their role.

  • Individual Trustee Award

For those in Chairman, Treasurer or Secretary roles who have shown due diligence, good governance, and commitment for the minimum of a year, providing outstanding support, guidance, and inspiration to the organisation.

  • Volunteer Team Award 

For two or more volunteers or trustees who have demonstrated great teamwork, provided support and encouragement for other volunteers, and made a significant and positive impact through working together. 

  • Long Service Award 

For volunteers that have completed a considerable length of voluntary service, 10 years or more.

A great tradition

Stuart Matthew, Chair of Trustees of Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead, said: “There is a great tradition of volunteering in this country, and we need it more than ever now to support and enhance our essential services.  It is important that we take time out of our busy lives to recognise and celebrate those who selflessly give of their time and energy to help others."

To nominate, please follow the nominations link on the website.

To qualify, nominees must live and/or volunteer in the borough, and not receive any remuneration for their time. The closing date for nominations is Friday 31 May 2024

For more information, please email the Mayor's office.   
Alternatively, you can contact Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead via email or by calling 01737 763156.  

Nominated volunteers should not be informed of their nomination. Successful nominees will be invited to a special awards ceremony in July 2024.