Newcomer to Volunteering 2024

Regional Volunteer Awards 2023 - Newcomer to Volunteering

We want to highlight the role new volunteers are playing in improving the offer at clubs, spotlighting new volunteers that are making a BIG difference! We want to celebrate the different roles new volunteers can get involved with and this category really celebrates all voluntary roles. 

This will recognise the achievements of a member of an England Athletics affiliated Club and is either NEW to volunteering in the last 3 years or NEW to volunteering at your club within the last 3 years.  

Through this category we want to celebrate young people taking steps into volunteering, athletes giving back to their club, parents/guardians helping at club nights and all the new volunteers within clubs who have put their hand up to help. 

Listen to what our Club Support Manager Richard Ayling says about the category and how to nominate.

Complete an online nomination form

Nominations closed 18 June 2024.

Download category summary (PDF 140kB) Download sample nominations (PDF 170kB)

Would you rather speak than type?

If writing isn't your strength, this year you can also use speech-to-text that converts your spoken words into words on the form.

Install the free Voice In speech-to-text extension on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. This will add a microphone icon on your toolbar and you just click into the relevant part of the form to fill in, click the microphone, and speak your answer. It will automatically type in.

Do you want to enhance your nomination?

You can send 75 seconds of video to accompany the nomination form to Make sure the file is named for the award and person, and filmed in landscape.