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


 Nominations are now open for our
2020 Volunteer Awards!



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Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action are delighted to be holding our 5th annual Volunteer Awards in 2020. We are taking this opportunity to celebrate the fantastic contribution that volunteering makes to Dundee. To reward the dedication and hard work of Dundee’s volunteers and those who support them, we are looking for nominations in the following categories:

Volunteer of the Year
                  Kathryn Mackenzie Make a Difference                 Lifetime Achievement

Volunteer Team of the Year        Trustee/Board Member of the Year                       Volunteer Manager/Co-ordinator

COVID 19 Community Response Volunteer                                  COVID 19 Community Response Volunteer Team


We invite nominations from organisations, friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues or anyone else. If you know someone who gives their time to make a difference then let us know! Nomination forms, guidelines and category definitions are available below, and you can contact us on 01382 305705 or email volunteer@dvva.scot if you have any additional questions or would like some pointers.

Nomination form 2020                   Nomination guidelines                        Category definitions 2020

Nominations are open from 3pm 27th February, and will close at 5pm on 31st August. 

Sponsorship Opportunity

Would you like to help us pull off this fantastic event? See below for our sponsorship opportunities, how to reply and terms & conditions.

(Click on each of the documents to enlarge it or follow the links below.)


Volunteer Awards 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities
Volunteer Awards Response Document
Volunteer Awards 2020 Sponsorship – Terms & Conditions


Last year’s Volunteer Awards

The 2019 Volunteer Awards took place 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).

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.”

2019 winners:


Last year’s Youth Volunteering Awards

The Youth Volunteering Awards are held each year to celebrate the achievements of young volunteers in Dundee. We had a fantastic time at our ceremony last year and are really looking forward to holding the awards again in 2020!

Keep your eyes peeled for nominations opening later on in the year!

2019 winners:

Youth Friendly Organisation – Link Up Whitfield


Youth Volunteering Team of the Year – Operations Team (Feeling Strong)


Young Volunteer of the Year – Ben Gardiner (SALTO Gymnastics Club)

Saltire Summit Award Winners  – Holly Stewart (Link Up Whitfield)

Billie Rae Dolan (Link Up Whitfield)

Kirsty Turfus (Police Scotland Youth Volunteers)

Sophie Murray (Police Scotland Youth Volunteers)

Jordan Teale (Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group)

Zoe Moreland (Grove Academy)

Louise Blakeman (Barnardo’s)”