open this week for Somerset volunteering awards
in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being invited to submit nominations
for this years Somerset Star Volunteer Awards.
County Council-backed awards celebrate individuals and groups,
young and old, who volunteer in their communities and have a positive
impact on peoples lives.
County Council is once again throwing its support behind the special
campaign to say a thank you to all those hardworking volunteers
and volunteer groups that play such a vital role.
will be five winners crowned in total, one from each district
area, chosen by the local volunteer network.
district will present their Somerset star with their
award during National Volunteers Week, which runs from Monday
1st until Sunday 7th June, at locally arranged events taking place
across the county to celebrate.
entries will then be put forward to win the prestigious County
Star Volunteer, which will be awarded at the Somerset County Council
Chairmans Awards in the autumn.
are welcome for individuals and volunteer groups from Wednesday
1st April until Friday 1st May.
can nominate a star volunteer online on the Somerset Celebrating
Volunteering website at www.scvolunteering.com,
or for more information, contact your local Volunteer Centre.
County Council funds 'Somerset You Can Do' to support some of
its volunteer opportunities. For more information on becoming
a volunteer and to find out more about volunteering opportunities
on in your area, see https://do-it.org/
Mitchell, from Somerset You can Do, said: "Volunteers do
so much to help others and this is a chance to recognise the fantastic
work they do. The Somerset Star Awards are a great way to recognise
the hard work of our residents who do some much for other without
asking for anything in return. So make sure you get your nominations
in by the end of April."