It’s that time again…Who will be your 2018 Southwark Star!

It’s that time again…Who will be your 2018 Southwark Star!
Get nominating your Southwark Stars

Community Southwark are delighted to announce that we are opening nominations for our Southwark Stars Volunteer Award scheme 2018!  Following on from the success of last year's Southwark Stars Awards we are very excited that Tate Exchange will once again be the venue for the awards ceremony. 

How to nominate?

Nominating for the 100 hour certificate: 

We will be awarding '100 Hours Southwark Star' certificates - this is a recognition award which all volunteers who have contributed 100 or more hours with an organisation in the past year are eligible for. You can nominate up to two volunteers per organisation for the 100 Hours certificate by downloading a nomination form. Spaces for this category are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Due to space restrictions, we may have to close nominations for this category early if necessary.  Download and complete the application form below: 

Download 100 Hour certificate nomination form 

Nominating for Special award categories:

As well as being able to nominate volunteers for the 100+ hours certificate, you can also nominate volunteers for the ten special awards. These celebrate outstanding contributions from volunteers and examples of good practice across the voluntary and community sector as a whole.  Below are the award categories: 

  • Volunteer Coordinator of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Charity of the Year
  • Best Corporate Partnership of the Year
  • Trustee of the Year
  • Award for Positive Contribution to Wellbeing  
  • Keib Thomas Active Citizen of the year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Older volunteer of the year
  • Disabled People’s Champion of the Year

You can download an application form for these ten individual categories and find out about the eligibility criteria below. Organisations can nominate themselves for these awards as well as their volunteers, but for no more than two categories. Nominations are also open to the general public and people who use the services of community groups. 

Nomination form for Special Award Categories

Special award categories and key criteria

See our Top Tips for Nominating for more information

Application deadline: 

The closing date for all nominations is Thursday 27 September after which applications will be shortlisted by a panel. We will aim to notify all winners by 16 October 2018. 

Please e-mail your nominations to: 

Volunteering@communitysouthwark.org 

Save the date information: 

Southwark Stars gives us the opportunity to celebrate those who take the time to volunteer to support others thus helping to make Southwark a better place. In addition to the Southwark Stars Awards event this year, we are going to continue the celebration by displaying posters of nominees and winners, and their stories, at the Tate Exchange space for the weekend following the event. So your nomination might not only result in a special award for a valued volunteer but also their story being shared and celebrated with hundreds of visitors to the Tate! 

The Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 16 November from 6pm to which successful nominees and a designated number of organisation and family representatives will be invited to. 


Any queries?

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email volunteering@communitysouthwark.org or call 0207 358 7020.