Awards for charity trailblazers and volunteers

Small charities, community groups and not for profit organisations are invited to put forward their own volunteers for the Britain’s Best Volunteer Award, which wants to discover the nation’s unsung volunteering heroes. Run by Markel and Small Charities Coalition, anyone in an unpaid position can be nominated. Deadline 20th February, followed by a judging panel then a public vote. Details at http://www.markeluk.com/britains-best-volunteer.aspx.

The Guardian is asking for nominations for a ‘Charity Trailblazer of the Year‘ award, which will be voted on by readers. “From chief executives to volunteer team leaders – we want to hear about the achievements of third-sector mavericks of all levels”.

Voting runs from 19th February to 1st March, so nominations before then presumably. The overall winner gets a breakfast at the Guardian, bespoke mentoring from Zurich Insurance and an iPad Air 2. See http://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2015/feb/02/nominate-charity-trailblazer-year.