Trusted Voices Volunteer Awards

EVA’s Trusted Voices Volunteer Awards will recognise the volunteers who kept Enfield going during the Covid-19 crisis, bringing vital supplies, support and comfort to the most vulnerable people in our community.

Nominate your volunteers

We are asking Enfield voluntary and community groups to nominate their volunteers now. Volunteers can be nominated in three categories – see below.

Deadline: Wednesday 7 September 2022

Awards presentation

Volunteers will be presented with awards certificates at a special event on Wednesday 28 September at Enfield Civic Centre, with the Mayor of Enfield, Doris Jiagge, and Councillor Gina Need.  

We are holding this event in two separate sessions – 10.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm. We will also make arrangements to send certificates to any volunteers who are unable to attend in person. 

After the presentations, there will be refreshments and an opportunity to network and take photographs.

Awards categories

1. Crisis Response – volunteers who engaged with and supported the local community to ensure all vital services, food, aid and equipment were delivered to local people. This category includes all volunteer marshals, drivers delivering food and prescriptions, Covid-19 vaccination helpers at the GP surgery, primary care network and hospitals.

2. Deliver Differently – volunteers who supported organisational changes necessary to deliver services differently to ensure vital support was continued during the crisis. In this category we will include digital and online volunteering, such as hosting activities or counselling service users on Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

3. Community Champions – voluntary and community groups that collaborated and worked in partnership with other organisations in the borough through the crisis. For this category nominations will be from faith groups, networks, food alliance groups, sports groups, arts and cultural groups or park groups who worked together to coordinate a joint local response.

We want to celebrate the difference that people in our local voluntary and community organisations made during the Coronavirus crisis, so please have a think about special people or teams who deserve recognition – and complete the nomination form as soon as possible.

Trusted Voices

The awards are part of EVA’s wider Trusted Voices project, which is aimed at boosting local voluntary and community groups’ communications capacity to address health inequalities. Trusted Voices is funded by Enfield Council with money from the government’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. 

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