Volunteers are the lifeblood of most charities and within the community in which we live. Every day, volunteers contribute time, money and effort into helping other people and causes. We believe that volunteers deserve to be celebrated and so our Young Volunteer Award will go to an exceptional young person who has gone above and beyond to dedicate their time and volunteer for some fantastic causes.
Our judges are looking for a young volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to their organisation and the huge impact they have made to the charity or cause. We want to recognise a young volunteer whose commitment shows that they’ve gone the extra mile to motivate and inspire others and bring about positive change to the organisation. The judges will be seeking a young volunteer whose level of enthusiasm, responsibility and passion to volunteering goes above and beyond.
Winner: AMY NOLAN-PODMORE
Amy has been volunteering at Bolton Lads and Girls Club for over 6 years and is hearing impaired and austitic. When she first started attending, Amy had little self confidence and found it very difficult to talk to people, finding it easier to sign instead.
However, since volunteering Amy’s confidence has skyrocketed and now as a Young Leader, helps other young people who are just starting their journey there, feel special and welcome.