Volunteer Awards 2017

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We would like to celebrate the volunteers involved in everyday walking activities across Scotland. Enter your wonderful volunteers in our annual Volunteer Awards. 

Group picture of 2016 volunteer award winners

Our Volunteer Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge the fantastic work of your volunteers and say “thank you” for their time, commitment and enthusiasm. The awards will be presented at our Expert Lecture at The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow on Wednesday 25 October 2017.

Winners will be presented with £250 for their project, a certificate, a glass award and a £20 gift voucher. All nominees will receive a certificate acknowledging their contribution to getting Scotland walking.  

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Our 2017 categories:
Community Path Volunteer of the Year Do you know a volunteer who is driven and determined to improve paths in their local area? Have they carried out maintenance to improve the quality of the paths? Have they developed signage or way-markers? Perhaps they have set up volunteer action days including people from their community.

Community Path Group of the Year Do you have a group of volunteers who work together to organise work days maintaining or building local paths. Do they raise funds, organise community events or promote their local paths with signage and leaflets?

NEW Community Path Young Person of the Year Do you know a young person who has helped maintain or build local paths? Have they shown enthusiasm by attending training courses or reliably attended work days?

Health Walk Volunteer of the Year Do you know a volunteer who's been with you since the start? Someone who's led Health Walks week in, week out, in rain, hail or sunshine?

Health Walk Volunteer Group of the Year Do you have a group of volunteers who work together to organise walks, rotas, holiday cover, days out, social events and more?

NEW Dementia Friendly Walking Volunteer of the Year Do you have a volunteer that has worked enthusiastically to make Health Walks accessible and welcoming to people living with dementia?

Project Officer of the Year Does your volunteer manager or project coordinator make a special effort to create a vibrant project? Have they organised celebration events, training days, and social activities? Do they keep everyone motivated and involved in project developments?

NEW Walking Football Volunteer of the Year Do you know someone who has developed Walking Football in their local area helping more people to enjoy physical activity and social events.  

The closing date for submission of nominations is midnight on Sunday 20 August.


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