Catch up with 2022's ceremony which was also livestreamed. Go to YouTube to watch the ceremony and hear about all our amazing winners!
Volunteering, n. [vol-uhn-teer-ing]:
Any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims primarily to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than close relatives.
Many members of the University community, including students, staff and alumni are volunteers either here in Manchester, or elsewhere nationally or internationally. As a University we want to take time every year to thank these volunteers for the skills, commitment and tens of thousands of volunteers hours given.
One of the ways we do this is through our annual Volunteer of the Year Awards, which are given in four categories:
The awards are affiliated to the University’s Make a Difference Awards and the winners also receive the President’s Social Responsibility Medal.
2022’s awards took place on 10th May in a live ceremony in the Whitworth Hall. The winners supported a range of causes including the sustainability, disadvantaged young people and mental health. The overall winners received a cash prize for their organisation: £300 for the overall winner, and £200 and £100 for the 2nd and 3rd place runners up. In addition the overall winner in each category received the University's prestigious Medal for Social Responsibility. You can see more about the winners here.
We are now open for nominations for 2023. The closing date is 10:00 on Monday 6th March.