Home   News   Charities   Article

Volunteering awards not just for charities

By KentOnline reporter

The judges for the inaugural Kent Volunteering Awards are urging people not to be put off from nominating potential winners by eligibility fears.

Kent Community Foundation chief executive and volunteering awards judge Josephine McCartney (13942529)
Kent Community Foundation chief executive and volunteering awards judge Josephine McCartney (13942529)

Josephine McCartney, chief executive of awards judging organisation the Kent Community Foundation, said: “We would encourage any organisation from any sector.

“You don’t have to be a registered charity. You can be a local organisation who are doing great work. You can also be a volunteer for the police, the ambulance service, any of the emergency services.

“Or if you’re an employer and you actively support your employees to volunteer for organisations during office time, then we are looking for nominations from you.”

Organised by the KM Charity Team, the awards aim to celebrate and reward the work of the thousands of people who work unpaid every day to provide invaluable community services across Kent, Medway, Bexley and Bromley.

Besides the Kent Community Foundation, they are supported by the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Pfizer R&D UK Limited, the EKC Group, the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Stronger Kent Communities and Maidstone Borough Council.

Ms McCartney added: “The Kent Community Foundation is delighted to be sponsoring the Kent Volunteering Awards.

“Volunteering is hugely important to organisations who are heavily reliant on people who give up their time in order to support good causes right across Kent and Medway.”

Based in Ashford, the Kent Community Foundation works to improve the lives of vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged people across the county.

Anybody can submit awards nominations for either individuals or teams of volunteers, and the deadline for doing so is October 27.

Find out more and submit nominations at Kentvolunteeringawards.co.uk, and watch a video in which Josephine McCartney talks about the awards here:

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More