Volunteer Dundee host two separate awards each year; our Volunteer Awards and our Youth Volunteer Awards.


Nominations are now open for the Youth Volunteer Awards 2019!

After the success of the Dundee Inspire Awards, Volunteer Dundee are excited to announce the return of our Youth Volunteering Awards in November 2019! This year we are on the look out for Dundee’s finest young volunteers who have made a difference to their local communities.  Nominations can be put in for the following awards:

Saltire Summit Award
Young Volunteer of the Year
Youth Friendly Organisation
Youth Volunteering Team of the Year


Completed nomination forms (see below)  can be sent to awards@volunteerdundee.org.uk which will then be assessed by our panel of young people. The closing date for nominations is 30th August 2019 at 5pm. An outcome of each nomination will be sent to the nominator by late September early October with the event being held on the evening of the 14th November (so keep that evening free in your diaries!).

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to recognise your amazing young volunteers! We are so excited to read about all the fantastic work young people are doing in their communities!”

Click below to download relevant documents:

Definition of Categories 2019 Youth Volunteering Awards

Summit Nomination Form Final (2019)
Young Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form 2019
Youth Friendly Organisation Nomination Form 2019
Youth Volunteering Team of the Year Nomination Form 2019




Volunteer Awards 2019

The Ceremony for the Volunteer Awards took place during on 6th June 2019 at The Quay. The city’s hardest working volunteers were recognised at the annual ceremony held by the charity during Volunteers Week (1st to 7th June).  Nominations for the Awards came from organisations, community groups, friends and family as well as other volunteers.

Eric Knox the CEO said “Volunteers make a real difference to peoples lives in Dundee.  These awards give us the opportunity for the city to celebrate the people who give their time to help other and make Dundee a richer place to live.”

Congratulations to the Winners of each of the six categories:



One in four adults in Dundee volunteer not only help others facing difficulty or hardship but also act as a force for change. The Awards recognise and celebrate their hard work and dedication and are sponsored by both local businesses and non profit organisations.

Huge thanks go to the sponsors of each Award who presented their category on the night:

The Rank Foundation – Volunteer of the Year
Dundee Social Enterprise Network – Volunteer Team of the Year
Dundee Voluntary Action – Lifetime Achievement Award
Showcase the Street – Kathryn MacKenzie Make A Difference Award
Lindsays Solicitors  – Trustee/Board Member of the Year
Volunteer Dundee – Volunteer Manager/Coordinator of the Year.


Finally thanks go to everyone who made the evening possible, including the nominees and the nominators, the venue, our Host, the entertainment and Volunteer Dundee staff, volunteers and Board.