community volunteer using a Talking Book to deliver a lesson to the students.
Chosa Mweemba

Volunteer Impact Awards 2022: Changing lives through active citizenship

Thursday 8 December 9:30-10:45 AM (GMT)

On Thursday 8 December 2022, 9:30am (GMT), VSO will be hosting the Volunteer Impact Awards, which celebrates the exceptional contribution of VSO volunteers from around the world in creating lasting change in some of the world’s poorest communities.

This year we are celebrating the theme of active citizenship and recognising the work of volunteers in empowering the most marginalised to lead their own development and claim their rights to better services. Volunteers are nominated under the categories of health, education, livelihoods, and impact beyond volunteering. It will be a ceremony to remember with live performances.

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Watch the video to find out how our finalists have been selected

This year we had


70 nominations


Spanning 23 projects


From 16 countries


Narrowed down to 16 finalists

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Female farmers high-fiving
Paul Wambugu/ Obscuramedia

Vote for your Impact Beyond Volunteering winner 

The Impact Beyond Volunteering award recognises the significant contribution a volunteer continues to make after their placement has finished. This year, we’re asking you to vote for a winner from one of our fantastic finalists. Read more about their work and cast your vote.

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Find out more about the volunteer awards

Deaf student making bags at a Deaf School vocational centre with VSO national volunteer. Rwanda
VSO/Ben Langdon

One year on - My life since winning a Volunteer Impact Award

In 2020, we honoured the volunteers who went above and beyond to make a difference, through our Volunteer Impact Awards. A year on, find out what our winners have been up to since winning the awards.

Youth teaching her mother about early marriages using a Talking Book
Chosa Mweemba

Our awards finalists 2022

We’re pleased to announce the shortlisted nominees for the 2022 Volunteer Impact Awards. 

Serei with her floating garden
Sophea Chheun

Our Impact Beyond Volunteering finalists

This award recognises the significant contribution a volunteer continues to make after their placement has finished. Voting has now closed but you can learn more about our finalists.