This is an annual award made to recognise and reward excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is given for outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping others in the community, improving the quality of life and opportunity for others and providing an outstanding service.
Groups must be nominated by (for example):
- beneficiaries of their work
- members of the public
- representatives of public bodies
- other voluntary groups
Nominations are assessed by a regional committee before being passed to a national committee for final selection and recommendation to The Queen.
Details of winners are announced annually on 2 June (the anniversary of HM The Queen’s Coronation).
Winning groups receive a certificate signed by The Queen and a commemorative piece of crystal for display at the group’s main place of operation. The awards are presented on behalf of The Queen by the Lieutenant-Governor.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Office in London is responsible for administering the award and it is to that office you should direct your enquiries.
If you want to discuss a nomination before contacting the London office, then you should speak to the Bailiff’s Chambers. They are responsible for liaising with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Office in London for Jersey nominations.
Bailiff's Chambers on gov.je website
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service on Directgov website