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Havant Volunteer Awards 2019

Havant’s Celebration of Volunteering for 2019!

Awards Ceremony: Tuesday 4th June 2019 | 17:00-19:00

Community First and Havant Borough Council are pleased to announce the launch of the Havant Volunteer Awards for 2019.

The awards will recognise the time and energy given by volunteers to organisations across the district.  Any group or organisation operating in the voluntary and community sector in the Borough of Havant can make nominations.

We’re also thrilled to announce that this year we will be offering a 2-night bed and breakfast stay for the 4 individual winners and their loved ones. They will have a choice of over 330 hotels across the UK, subject to availability. This is courtesy of Room to Reward, who provide well-deserved breaks to hidden heroes – the volunteers who give up their time to help those who need it most.

Nominations closed on Tuesday 16th April 2019. The awards ceremony will be held from 17:00 until 19:00 at:

Havant Borough Council, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant PO9 2AX.


Quick links: 

Award Criteria Any Queries?


Further information:

Which organisations can take part?

Any group or organisation operating in the voluntary and community sector in the Havant Borough can nominate volunteers. We particularly welcome nominations from organisations who have not taken part in this event before.

There are 6 awards categories with 3 volunteers receiving an award in each category. In total there will be 18 award winners.

Who can be nominated?

Any volunteer within your organisation who meets the criteria. When thinking about who to nominate don’t forget your trustees, committee members, young people and volunteers who help out at sports and social clubs.

Volunteers nominated must:

  • be volunteering in Havant or volunteering for an organisation based in the Borough
  • fulfil the criteria listed on the attached sheet
  • have not previously received a Lifetime Achievement or Mayor’s Special Commendation award

We would like to ensure that as many organisations as possible have the opportunity to nominate their volunteers, so we would ask you to select a maximum of 3 volunteers per category, unless you are nominating a team. Please note you can nominate a volunteer for more than 1 category. The top 3 shortlisted volunteers nominated for an award in each category will receive a certificate at the awards evening.

Award categories

The 6 categories are:

  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Small Team of the Year
  • Large Team of the Year
  • Unsung Hero
  • Mayor’s Special Commendation
  • Lifetime Achievement

For further details on the Awards, please refer to the criteria here:

Award Criteria

How do I nominate a volunteer?

Follow the link below and complete a separate form for each volunteer (unless it is a team nomination) you wish to nominate. Please submit your forms by no later than 5.00 pm on Tuesday 16th April 2019.

Award Criteria  Online Nomination Form

Download Nomination Form

Submit by email:

or by post:

Community First Volunteer Service

The Tilmore Centre

1 Tilmore Road


GU31 2HG

Any queries?

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Julie Eden at or by ringing 01730 777514


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