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We've put together a list of FAQs about our Volunteer Awards. For any queries, please call the head office Volunteering team on 020 7840 4961, or email firstname.lastname@example.org|.
Nominations for the Volunteer Awards open on September 1 2012 and close on December 1 2012.
We welcome submissions from anyone (volunteers included) who want to nominate an individual, or a group, who give time to Macmillan without being paid. You can’t nominate yourself for an individual award. However, if you’re a member of a group, you can nominate it.
If you’re not a Macmillan staff member or professional, please speak to your local Macmillan contact (or get in touch with the Volunteering team|) before completing a nomination form to ensure there aren't any duplications.
Nomination forms are available to download:
Download the long service award nomination form|.
Download the special recognition award nomination form|.
Just fill them in and email them to VolunteerAwards@macmillan.org.uk| or post them to:
Macmillan Cancer Support,
89 Albert Embankment,
London SE1 7UQ
You can nominate your volunteer for any award so long as the volunteer meets the award criteria. If you're still not sure which award is best for your volunteer, please contact the Volunteering team| and we can advise.
Nominations for the Volunteer Awards close on 1 December 2012.
You can nominate a volunteer, or volunteer group, for one of the following awards:
Individual volunteers can also be nominated for a Long Service Award:
In February 2013, the National Awards Advisory Panel will look at the nominations and give their recommendations to Macmillan’s Board of Trustees| who approve all awards.
In April 2013 we'll get in touch to let you know whether your nomination has been successful or not.
We can offer ideas and a contribution to nominators towards presenting awards but it is up to you to decide how you'd like to present them to volunteers. There are lots of ways you can do this - you know your volunteer best and therefore what they'd prefer.
There are sometimes opportunities for awards to be presented at Macmillan events. We'll let you know if there's anything coming up in your area. If you don't work for Macmillan, it's a good idea to check with your Macmillan staff contact to find out if they're planning a presentation event.
An award nomination can only be fast-tracked if the nominee has a terminal illness. In these instances, awards can be approved outside of the normal timeline of events, but to discuss the situation and ensure we meet the needs of the potential award winner, please contact the Volunteering team|.
We accept posthumous volunteer award nominations with no restrictions in place for how long ago the volunteer passed away. The nomination can be for any of our awards, and follows the same review and approval procedure as all other awards. If the nomination is successful, contact details need to be agreed with the Volunteering team.
You can nominate an exceptional volunteer for an UK honour with the backing of Macmillan. Macmillan will help you complete the nomination form, and will submit the nomination together with a covering letter from the relevant person.
If you wish to do this, you need to submit the Cabinet Office nomination to us by the 1 December 2011 deadline, and it will then be reviewed by the National Awards Advisory Panel and Board to assess whether Macmillan is happy to support it. You'll be notified if it's been approved in April 2012, when all of the results are released, and following this the nomination will be finalised and submitted to the Cabinet Office.
Please see the Cabinet Office's guidance for more information.|
Alternatively, you may wish to submit a nomination for an UK honour for one of our volunteers yourself. This can be done at any time, and Macmillan will be able to provide a letter of support from a relevant member of staff.
Read more about Macmillan volunteer, Catherine Sutherland Skinner, who was awarded an UK Honour (MBE) for her truly inspirational and dedicated voluntary work.|
For any further queries, please contact our Volunteering team at email@example.com| or on 020 7840 4961.
If the person you want to nominate doesn't fit any of our award categories, there are other ways you can thank our volunteers. Please contact us for more ideas on how to do this.|
Download a nomination form and email it to VolunteerAwards@macmillan.org.uk| or print and post it to:
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment,
London, SE1 7UQ.
Team Macmillan are proud to recognise Gary for his outstanding contribution to volunteering.
There are other ways to thank dedicated volunteers. Just a few simple words can have a profound effect. Join the Biggest Thank You and send a heartfelt message to someone who’s helped you, or someone you know through cancer.
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