Volunteer Recognition Scheme

Overview

The Volunteer Recognition Scheme aims to reward and recognise the student volunteer workforce in further education.

Students can be nominated by college members of staff, peers, and AoC Sport staff.
The scheme will encompass two elements:
1. National Volunteer of the Month Awards
2. National Volunteer of the Year

National Volunteer of the Month Awards

• Awards will be given once a month throughout the academic year.
• Each award will be announced via AoC Sport social media (Instagram and Twitter).
• Students will receive a certificate and £20 restaurant or shopping voucher.
• Nominations will be completed via a short online nomination form asking for key details.
• Winners will be chosen by a panel consisting of two AoC Sport staff members and one youth representative aged 16-24.

Eligibility Criteria

• Only students studying at a recognised AoC Sport Leadership Academy college will be eligible to receive an award.
• Nominated students must be actively contributing to sport and physical activity in further education or through their college in the community.
• Students can win more than one National Volunteer of the Month award.

Nominating a Student

A short nomination form will be available via this link and must be completed before the deadline. Information required for the nomination form will include:

  • Student volunteer’s name, email address and social media handle
  • Nominator’s name, email address and relationship to student volunteer
  • Information on how the student is contributing to sport and physical activity in further education

National Volunteer of the Year

The National Volunteer of the Year award is part of the annual AoC Sport Awards.  

2019/20 winners

Student Volunteer of the Year was Yahya Sheik-Hassan (Newham Sixth Form College) – read his inspiring story here.

Monthly volunteer winners

Marta Araujo De Lima –  Newham Sixth Form College

Ben Whittaker – Blackburn College

Kheira Wilson – Tyne Metropolitan College

Georgina Coulter – Bexhill College

Imani Sayles – Dudley College

Caitlin Wheat – Nottingham College

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