Nominations Open For Knowsley Volunteers Awards

Debbie Harry of KDC receiving her Volunteer of the Year Award from KCVS CEO Pamela Ball
THE call has gone out for nominations for Knowsley’s Volunteer of the Year by Knowsley Community and Voluntary Service (KCVS) as part of an extended borough-wide celebration of volunteering next month. This year Volunteers Week will run from 1 – 12 June.  There will be programme of events and happenings involving organisations across Knowsley celebrating the 1000’s of hours volunteers give to the Knowsley community each week, as well as encouraging others to realise the many personal benefits to volunteering. Most importantly KCVS will be highlighting the individual faces and stories who support community and voluntary groups with awards for the most inspiring individual stories they receive. Last year’s award was given to Debbie Harry of KDC for her support and advocacy for a service user with disabilities. New for 2016, there will also be a prize for young volunteer of the year (for individuals up to 25 years) in recognition of the growing number of young people involved in community action.  Also new will be an employer sponsored volunteering project of the year, to acknowledge the support given by local business to community and voluntary groups throughout the year. Any one individual or organisation can nominate themselves or others and for further details or to send in your submissions contact KCVS on 0151 489 1222 or email kcvs@kcvs.org The full programme will also include training workshops, discussion forums, drop in sessions and a promotional campaign highlighting the many and varied opportunities for volunteering on offer across Knowsley. People interested in volunteering can check out the volunteer centre pages on www.kcvs.org.  There will be a prize draw for any one registering for volunteering during those 12 days.