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VSO Volunteer Impact Awards


Tuesday 26 November 2019

7.15pm – 9.45pm | Royal Geographical Society, London

An evening of celebration. With live entertainment, refreshments and special guests, we pay tribute to our amazing volunteers at the fourth annual Volunteer Impact Awards.

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Award Categories

Awards are given across the following categories:

  • Education Award 2019
  • Health Award 2019
  • Livelihoods Award 2019
  • Resilient Communities Award 2019

Nominate a volunteer

Impact Beyond Volunteering Award

Further to the above categories, every year we also recognise one VSO or ICS volunteer that have gone on from a placement to continue to help the poorest and most marginalised. This award is the Impact Beyond Volunteering Award. Nominate a volunteer for this category via the link below:

Impact Beyond Volunteering nominations


Headline Sponsor

We are indebted to NASUWT, The Teachers' Union, who are once again the headline sponsor for the VSO Volunteer Impact Awards 2019. We're tremendously grateful for NASUWT's continued support of these Awards, and their investment in responsible volunteering as a mechanism for improving teaching standards worldwide. 

General Secretary Chris Keates says: “As the Teachers’ Union, the NASUWT is proud of its longstanding association with VSO. The Volunteer Impact Awards are an important way of recognising and celebrating the powerful contribution that VSO makes to improving lives around the world”.

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Impact Beyond Volunteering Award winners Gladys Muthara and Susan Waruingi, Kenya

Youth Active Citizen Award winner, Edmund Mbigli of Tanzania with Richard Clarke, Director General, Policy, Research and Humanitarian, Department for International Development

Ashish Varkey with his award

HRH Princess Anne meets with VSO staff and volunteers at the 2018 Volunteer Awards ©VSO/Becky Mursell

Janice Ann Perez with her award in 2017

Randstad winners in 2017

Previous ceremonies