As part of Volunteers’ Week, we’re raising awareness of the King’s Award for Voluntary Service , which celebrates the outstanding work of volunteer groups across the UK.
Created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee and previously known as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), the Award has been shining a light on the fantastic work of voluntary groups from all across the UK for many years.
Equivalent to an MBE, KAVS is the highest Award given to local voluntary groups in the UK, and they are awarded for life.
MK Recipients of the QAVS Award
Wolverton Secret Garden Society MK
Love in Action MK Ltd
MK Food bank
Milton Keynes Islamic Arts & Culture Organisation
Milton Keynes Museum Volunteers
Old Bath House and Community Centre – Wolverton
The Stablemates MK – (Stables Theatre)
Bosom Pals MK
Marshall Milton Keynes Athletic Club
Olney Rugby Football Club MK
Cowper and Newton Museum Volunteers
The Brooklands Centre, Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Centre for Integrated Living
Nominations for the 2024 award opened on the 1st June 2023, with the full timeline of the awards process found here. Nominations close on the 15 September.
If you’d like to nominate any of the fantastic volunteer-involving organisations from across the city, you can find all the details here!