Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2023 – Nominations now open!


Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) exists to encourage and support individuals and community organisations to make a positive difference to life in the Borough.
Every year Voluntary Action Islington and its Volunteer Centre Islington, celebrate the achievements and efforts of all people volunteering in Islington together with the Voluntary, Community, Faith, and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector.
We would like to acknowledge all the help and support the volunteers provided in Islington through the Volunteer of the Year Awards ceremony.
This year’s awards will be presented by The Mayor of Islington Cllr Gary Heather. We are honoured to be the Mayor’s charity of the year which will make this year’s ceremony even more special.
When: Wednesday 1st November 2023, 18:00 – 20:00
Please make sure you save the date and time in your calendars! More information regarding the programme will be circulated nearer the time.

There will be five award categories this year:

1. Young Volunteer of the Year: 16 – 25 year old
2. Volunteer of the Year: 26 – 60 year old
3. Older Volunteer of the Year: 60+ year old
4. Pat Haynes Memorial Trustee of the Year
5. Volunteering Team of the Year

The closing date for nominations is on Monday 2nd October. A panel consisting of a rep from LBI, DoubleTree and VAI will be judging the nominations. Any individual volunteering in Islington can be nominated for an award in the categories above.
Award winners will receive a certificate and a prize. Our prizes are sponsored DoubleTree by Hilton Angel Kings Cross, the official sponsor for this event.

Please nominate your volunteers here!

Find out more about the ceremony and awarded volunteers last year
As usual, we would like to show a video of Islington volunteers in action (they don’t need to be nominated).
If you have any pictures that you would like to share with us (and your volunteers are happy with it) please feel free to send them to us.

If you have any queries regarding this email or would like to know more about how to make a nomination, please do not hesitate to contact