A virtual awards ceremony to recognise community champions who do all they can to help others is taking place for the second consecutive year.
Organised by HEY Smile Foundation and partners, the Volunteer Awards 2021 will go ahead online at 6pm on Wednesday, October 6th to celebrate the work of selfless individuals and teams in a range of sectors across the Humber region.
While the first Volunteer Awards in 2019 took place in person, the Covid-19 pandemic saw organisers take the decision to move the awards online last year, attracting more than 150 nominations across 10 categories. The event saw more than 1,000 YouTube views, as well as 314 people watching at the peak of the event.
This year, the judges, comprising of event partners and sponsors, will choose a further 10 worthy winners with categories recognising community volunteers, fundraisers, charity trustees, volunteer teams and more.
The awards ceremony will be available to view via Smile’s YouTube channel.
Award categories are:
Connecting Communities Volunteer Award (Sponsored by Mitsubishi Chemical UK Limited)
Environmental / Conservation Volunteer Award (Sponsored by Transwaste)
Behind the Scenes Volunteer Award (Sponsored by Umber Creative)
Trustee Award (Sponsored by Smailes Goldie)
Volunteer Team Award (Sponsored by Arco)
Community Volunteer Award (Sponsored by East Riding of Yorkshire Council)
Public Service Volunteer Award (Sponsored by The One Point)
Sports Volunteer Award (Sponsored by Active Humber)
Young Volunteer Award – Under 25 (Sponsored by Hull Youth Support Trust)
Fundraiser Award (Sponsored by Smile Health)
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award (Sponsored by MADL – Making A Difference Locally)
For further information, visit https://heysmilefoundation.org/2021/07/07/nominations-open-for-volunteer-awards-2021/