Volunteering Awards

The Volunteering Awards is an annual celebration of all the hard work put in by our volunteers. Every student winner gets their award added to their transcript, and gets to participate in the awards ceremony event put together by the SU Activities Team, along with all the society and sports clubs winners as well.

There are many categories to pick from and anyone can nominate themselves, their friends, and fellow volunteers. You can see some of our previous award winners below.

The awards open to nominations this year are:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Project Leader 
  • Comms Officer
  • Session Leader
  • Regular Project of the Year
  • One-Off Project of the Year

Nominations close at midnight on Sunday 27th March!

Submit your nomination now by downloading the Nominations Form and sending it to vteam@essex.ac.uk!

 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Victor yEUNG TAI FAI 

Victor Yeung Tai Fai has been a proactive volunteer in a lot of different areas this year. He has been actively involved as a Cultural Convenor for the Society Guild, he was a legal volunteer for the Coram Child Law Centre. He volunteers for numerous one off projects, he was also a team leader for the Umphafa South Africa program. Victor is an all round star and everyone who works with him always sees his passion and enthusiasm shine through. 

 

PROJECT LEADER OF THE YEAR

rebecca chivers 

Rebecca received numerous nominations as project leader of Lend a Hand. Rebecca started as a placement volunteer for the First Stop Centre last year and she became so involved with the organisation that she wanted to start her own regular project. She developed the project from scratch and ensured she recruited a committee that was a passionate as she is. Her passion and commitment to the cause definitely shone through, which led to fantastic results with the project. She has also ensured that volunteers socialised with each other outside of the project and spent time together to build relationships.

 

COMMUNICATION OFFICER OF THE YEAR

LIZZIE ARCHER

Lizzie kept the Einstein page up-to-date and engaging. She made sure that each session was explained thoroughly and all volunteers’ questions were answered. She also actively promoted other VTeam and SU events and projects, the most notable one being a Science Day at Broomgrove Primary for which she designed a poster, reached out to all her regular volunteers and put together a group of students that made the day a complete success! 

SESSION LEADER OF THE YEAR

MORGANe SABATINI

Morgane has contributed endless hours and commitment to Lend a Hand sessions and made sure that every session had a comprehensive plan, all the required materials and volunteers were briefed and ready to deliver the session. 

regular PROJECT OF THE YEAR

CODING CLUB 

Coding Club received a number of nominations and it was a huge success this year both amongst volunteers and partner organisations. One of the best things that the committee brought to volunteers is their training sessions where they helped volunteers identify the employability skills they’ve developed and how they can apply them in job applications and interviews. It helped them create a sense of team and belonging, which was an asset in running the Coding sessions in school. 

One-off project of the year

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