The announcement of our 262 awardees marks a celebration of the inspirational volunteering work that takes place across the length and breadth of the UK. From coastal towns to tranquil villages, rural communities to inner city hubs, there is amazing work going on across the UK, wherever you live. Here are just a few examples of the variety of fantastic work that goes on:
In the historic town of Dunkeld in central Perth and Kinross, The Chapter House Museum Trust and Dunkeld Community Archive preserves heritage and advances education and skills within the community. A number of exciting activities are on offer including a Young Archaeologists club and a Midweek Memories session.
The team at BEEP (Birbeck Emergency Equipment for Patients) provide outstanding support to rural communities across all of Cumbria from the South Lakes up to the Scottish Borders. Their highly skilled team of volunteer doctors deliver emergency medical care to seriously injured patients.
Norwood and Brixton Foodbank volunteers have been providing support for over 10 years to people in crisis across urban south Lambeth and also North Croydon. Their amazing team offer nutritionally balanced emergency food to local people.
On Scotland’s northeast coast, Stonehaven and District Men’s Shed enables men to meet together and get involved in repairing, building and maintaining objects for their local community. Their incredible work helps to reduce loneliness and isolation, improving wellbeing in the community.
Located in the coastal area of Seaton Sluice in Northumberland, volunteers at Seaton Sluice Community Centre run an accessible space that is open to all. A number of volunteer-led clubs operate from the community centre, with opportunities for local people to get involved in everything from language classes and pilates to rug making.
The village of Culleybackey in County Antrim has been transformed by the work of Culleybackey Community Partnership. Volunteers lead projects including environmental regenerations and a pharmacy, promoting healthy living and the community together.
So why not explore what’s going on in your local area, or take a look at our interactive map to find out more about this year’s King’s Award for Voluntary Service awardees.