Posted on: Friday 18 June 2021
Have you ever wanted to highlight the qualities of someone who shows remarkable selflessness, devotion, and service to the community and who, in your view, deserves wider recognition?
Perhaps you want to bring attention to an organisation whose activities have given a buzz to your community? If so, now is the chance you have been waiting for!
Following the success of TVA’s Volunteer Awards in August 2020, the Torfaen Community and Volunteer Awards is set to return to bring Torfaen together and recognise those who regularly do good across the third sector, sport, business and the local community.
Nominations are open now and will close on the 30th July 2021 at 12:00pm.
There are 10 categories for nominations this year, some including the notorious adult and young volunteer of the year award and The Heart of the Community, a new award which recognises a group of volunteers, for their contribution and impact in the community.
Finalists will be informed of their nomination and invited to attend the event which will be held on October 2nd 2021 at Pontypool Active Living Centre.
Torfaen Executive Member for Children, Families and Communities, Councillor Fiona Cross, said, “The amazing contribution volunteers have provided during the pandemic cannot be understated. In the initial weeks of the pandemic, we had an overwhelming response from our communities, from food banks to phone befriending services.
Volunteers have supported so many people in need, which would have been impossible to achieve had we all worked in isolation. I’m proud, thankful and indebted to those who stepped forward.”
Torfaen Voluntary Alliance’s Operational Executive Officer Aimi Morris said, “TVA has seen a record number of organisations, community members and informal groups adapt their services quickly in a response to the pandemic, supporting so many people in various ways.
These awards are an opportunity for us to highlight the huge impact volunteering has across the third sector in Torfaen. I hope you will join us in thanking everyone using the hashtag #TorfaenSaysThanks. If you’ve been a volunteer or benefitted from volunteering please get posting!”
For more information contact www.tvawales.org.uk or on social media, search @TVAWales
For local community groups, organisations, sports clubs or community venue based in Torfaen, TVA can help with supporting volunteers, governance, funding and online support.