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You're all invited - celebrate our volunteers this afternoon!

07 May 2020

Grab a cuppa and celebrate with Nancy and our University community at the online Volunteer of the Year Awards this afternoon

Distinguished Achievement Medal for Social Responsibility

Everyone’s invited to our Volunteer of the Year Awards, live on Facebook this afternoon (Thursday, 7 May).

Our President and Vice-Chancellor, Nancy Rothwell will introduce the awards on the @UoMVolunteering Facebook page at 1pm while other senior leaders will “make a brew and sit and watch the ceremony”. As usual, it will feature moving and inspiring films about the winners, this time in that inimitable Zoom style.

Lindsay Gilbert, Volunteering and Community Engagement Manager, says: “I’m incredibly lucky to work in a team that has such a feel-good factor in helping people to make a difference to their communities and, even after the 11 years of the awards, I’m always humbled by the difference people make to the lives of others for no reward other than the satisfaction of helping someone else.

“When we are hearing very little but bad news, it really helps to keep perspective.”

Come along

All colleagues are free to come along. You don’t need to be on Facebook, you can simply visit:

The overall winners in each individual category will also receive the University's Distinguished Achievement Medal for Social Responsibility, designed to recognise the important contribution that student, staff and alumni volunteers make to the University's strategic ambitions around the social responsibility agenda.

For further information, visit: