Museums + Heritage Awards 2020

Enter Volunteer(s) of the Year Award

Category Specific Criteria

Across our sector, volunteers are giving up their time to help your organisation. They do it willingly, not for reward, but we think we should celebrate their hard work and the contribution they have made in 2019. So, if you would like to give a very public show of appreciation to your volunteer(s) (team or individuals are welcome to apply) this important Volunteer(s) of the Year Award, brought to you in partnership with Association of Independent Museums (AIM), offers just that opportunity.

Designed to be a real boon for those who work so hard to make a difference, this category is free of charge to enter and is open to all museums, galleries, gardens, landscapes and heritage visitor attractions across the UK.

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Submissions should relate to volunteers working within your organisation between the period of 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.

This category is open to museum, heritage visitor attractions and gallery operators within the UK. Nominations can be made for an individual volunteer or a whole team of volunteers or anything in between.

The Entry Process

The entry process is different to our other Award categories, you simply need to complete the Online Form and email a high res photograph of your nominee to [email protected] – please ensure you include the name of the organisation and name of the nominee(s) in the e-mail. You are welcome to nominate a specific individual or an entire team and simply need to tell us what a difference they have made to your museum, gallery or heritage visitor attraction.

If you have any questions regarding the entry process or your eligibility please refer to our FAQs in the first instance or contact our team directly – [email protected] +44 (0)1905 724734

  • 1. Complete The Volunteer Entry Form

    Please complete one form for each volunteer/volunteer team and in 300 words tell us why your volunteer(s) deserve this recognition. In addition to completing the online form you will need to e-mail one high resolution photograph of your nominee(s) to [email protected] You are welcome to enter multiple volunteers/volunteer teams into this category. There is no entry fee for this category.

    Deadline to submit your form and e-mail your photograph is midnight Friday 31 January 2020.


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