The King’s Award for Voluntary Service
Celebrating the outstanding work of local volunteer groups across the UK.
About the King’s Award for Voluntary Service
Every day, millions of people across the UK are making a difference by volunteering. Each year, outstanding examples of this work are celebrated through the King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS).
Created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee and previously known as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), the Award has been shining a light on the fantastic work of voluntary groups from all across the UK for many years.
Equivalent to an MBE, KAVS is the highest Award given to local voluntary groups in the UK, and they are awarded for life.
Sir Martyn Lewis CBE, the KAVS Chair, announces the recipients of the 2023 Award
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak congratulates the 262 awardees for 2023
Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award – Reception with HRH The Princess RoyalRead article
We want to celebrate:
Here are just a few of the groups that have received the award this year.
Celebrating work in every corner of the UK
Bringing people together
The King’s Award for Voluntary Service 2023
Know of a fantastic volunteer group?
If learning more about the award has made you think about a fantastic voluntary group you feel deserves recognition, consider nominating.
If reading about some of the amazing work of these groups has inspired you to think about volunteering yourself, then check out some of these handy resources to help find the right volunteering opportunity for you.