Winners! The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award
We have some fantastic news as we head into the holidays. As announced earlier today by The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Team and The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport: City Year UK is proud and honoured to be one of 20 charities awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award.
This prestigious one-off award has been created to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and 20 years of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) – and the winners have been personally approved by His Majesty The King. The award is presented to charities who have demonstrated outstanding work to support 16-25 year olds across the UK. Volunteering plays a key role in this work – and as you know, our volunteer mentors are at the heart of what we do!
Our Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Munday, says, “The journey towards receiving the Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award is the success of hundreds of talented and dedicated volunteers taking the right small steps towards social change for over a decade. I cannot think of a more fitting way to acknowledge their individual and collective excellence and their commitment to tackling educational inequality through a year of full-time volunteering in schools. This Award represents a joyful and proud giant leap forward into the kind of future our volunteers have all aspired to.”
We are so pleased and excited to be recognised for the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award, as this is huge for our organisation. We will share more updates on how we’re celebrating and what this means for us in the coming months!
If you want to learn more about the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award, visit The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s website here, and follow the hashtag #PlatinumJubileeQAVS on social media.
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