The Volunteer Award finds exceptional people who have made an outstanding contribution to their organisation and the sector.
Volunteering in the international development sector ranges from weekend volunteering to working on programmes and in fundraising, to volunteering your expertise anywhere in the world.
Know an outstanding volunteer?
We are looking for a volunteer who has had a significant impact on NGOs' work and the people they seek to help. This individual has selflessly voluteered their time and energy to organisations that often could not survive without them.
This is your opportunity to nominate someone who has contributed by devoting their time, energy, passion and expertise to helping people in across the world. The individual could work for anyone in the humanitarian and international development community including NGOs, suppliers to the sector, community organisations or government organisations.
Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
- The outstanding contribution the individual has made to humanitarian or international development work
- Who and how many people were reached
- The individual's lasting impact on the lives of others
- How the individual's story has inspired others to act
How to enter
The deadline for entries has now passed and submissions are closed.
Last year's winner
The winner was announced at the awards ceremony on 18 March 2019.
Winner: Gill Price and Linda Richardson, founders of All in Diary
"Through 12 years of tireless volunteering, Linda and Gill created a resource that has grown to be a key "go-to" tool for humanitarians around the world, fundamentally changing information access for aid workers, making aid interventions more effective and improving the lives of people affected by disaster." - Charlie Dalrymple, RedR UK
Finalist: Becky Kroger, volunteer Youth Stop AIDS campaigner
"Becky would be a very deserving winner of the Volunteer Award due to her inspirational volunteering on the global HIV response. Becky has inspired decision makers, fought against HIV stigma, influenced policy change and represented other young people living with HIV." - James Cole, Restless Development
Finalist: Haji Fazal Rehman Khan, volunteer fundraiser, Muslim Global Relief
"Haji Fazal Rehman Khan is an amazing and inspirational individual who travels the length of the United Kingdom, raising awareness of Muslim Global Relief and the projects we are running. He is an unrelenting force for good for the many, without any thought for himself, and we feel deserves the recognition owed to him by his peers." - Asma Siddique, Muslim Global Relief