Volunteer Awards 2019

The volunteer, the club, the coach, the official…

#itcanthappenwithoutU

In the 12th year of our England Athletics Volunteer Awards, we are inviting you to tell us the inspiring story of a volunteer you know. Without all of you and your outstanding contributions, we wouldn’t be able to make our sport happen across England.

The Volunteer Awards 2019 are our chance to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes amongst all of our volunteers in the athletics and running community – but we need your help to say ‘thank you’ to all those people – it can’t happen without them.

Make someone’s day and let them know how much their support means to you and the sport, thank them for how much time they give you and your club, how dedicated they are, and recognise the incredible impact they have in your community. Get nominating now!

These awards are proudly supported by Track & Field Tours.

How do I nominate?

It’s really easy to make your nomination.

You can nominate in more than one category, just fill out a separate nomination form for each category for which you wish to make a nomination.

Multiple nominations should not be made for the same individual / group in the same category.

Nominations closed on 11 July 2019.

What happens next?

After nominations close, our panels will review and choose the winners for our Regional Awards, which will take place between August and October.

Regional winners are put forward to an external panel for the chance to win one of our prestigious National Awards, with the overall winners announced at the 2019 National Volunteer Awards & Hall of Fame Ceremony, on Saturday 12 October 2019 at the Hilton NEC.

We’ll keep you up to date with all our regional and national volunteer winners via our website.

Award categories

There are nine different awards up for grabs, in each of our nine Regions and then at National level, each with specific criteria a nominee should meet – make sure you choose the award most suited to your nominee. Nominees don’t need to cover all the criteria, but extra credit will be given for work done around the points listed, within each category.

Click here to see the guide to the categories for our Volunteer Awards 2019.

Awards criteria – what are we looking for?

We’re not simply looking for how long someone has been volunteering in their role; they might have only been volunteering a short time but have made a big impact.

Focus your nomination on the impact, who has made an impression within the past 12 months?

Your nomination should be really clear why your nominee meets the criteria for that award – who couldn’t you do it without?

The quality of the nomination is absolutely key – it is not decided by vote, but by our awards panel.

Please note that organisations are encouraged to nominate themselves.