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Volunteer Awards Evening 2018

Every year, Volunteer Centre Dorset holds an event to recognise the outstanding contribution all volunteers make, and to highlight some of those contributions, made by local volunteers over the last year. This year the evening took place on Wednesday 24th October, with over 200 people attending.

The nominations for this years evening are as follows; 

Volunteer of the year
Sponsored by dorchester Town council and Rooms to Reward

  • Mona Elkotory - Dorset Race Equality
  • Julie Bradshaw - Coach in the Community
  • Nick Viney - Swanage Depression Support
  • Matt Hickling - Autism Wessex
  • Zena Lee - Christchurch & East Dorset Councils
  • ​Dave Corbin  - S. W. Dorset Multi-Cultural Network
  • Mervyn Harris - Mid Dorset Mencap
  • Catherine Breward - Dorset County Museum
  • Suzanne Reader  -  Somerleigh Court Nursing Home
  • ​Carole Johnson   - The Rendezvous Youth Service
  • Verena Dahl  - Island Community Action
  • Sally Woodlock  - Blandford Museum
  • Gail Hopkins - Volunteer Centre Dorset
  • Trevor Parsons - Swanage Railway Trust
  • Roberta Primrose  Friends of Guys Marsh   Prison
  • Debbie Parfitt  Community Credits Scheme

Young volunteer of the year
Sponsored by Bournemouth Rotary club

  • Tom Harrison  Volunteer Centre Dorset
  • Miriam Orrell  Dorset County Museum
  • Sean Kirby  Friday Night Youth Club
  • Nathalie Ballard  Saturday Club at Dorchester   Youth Club
  • Charley Ricketts  Nightstop/Action for Children

Volunteer Group of the year
Sponsored by Magna Housing Assosciation

  • Dorchester Community Group - Muntsys Community Care Activities
  • Helpline Listeners - Dorset rape Crisis Support Centre 
  • Volunteers Association - The Ancient technology Centre
  • Education Volunteers - Monkey World, Ape Rescue Centre
  • Appropriate Adults Team - Dorset Advocacy
  • The Bournemouth Cancer Support Centre Befrienders - Wessex Cancer Trust
  • Sherborne Lunch Club - Royal Voluntary Service 
  • People First Dorset Volunteers - People First Dorset
  • Marnhull Lunch Club - Marnhull Lunch Club
  • Dippy Duty Officers - Dorset County Museum
  • Allington Hillbillies - Allington Hill Volunteers Group
  • Bob Eccleshall and The Friends of the Rendezvous - Rendezvous Youth service
  • Prince’s Trust Team Programme - Princes Trust
  • Shire Hall Volunteers - Shire Hall
  • Curatorial Staff - Blandford Musem
  • Kids and Co Volunteers - Kids and Co
  • Dorchester Strollers - Dorchester Strollers 
  • Swanage Sygnets - Swanage Railway Trust
  • The Friends of Durlston - Durlston Country Park
  • Witness Service Volunteers - Weymouth Magistrates Court
  • 2185 (Wareham and Swanage) RAFAC - Royal Air Force Cadets
  • Public Contact Point Volunteer Team - Dorset Police
  • Credit Union Volunteers - Wyvern Savings and Loans
  • Chesil Sailability - Chesil Sailibility
  • Knit and Natter Group - Sandringham Court
  • Green Fingers Group - Community Credit Scheme
  • Dorset History Centre Volunteers - Dorset History Centre

Community Award for Volunteering
Sponsored by Dorchester Round Table

  • Aster Group Weymouth

We would like to say a massive Thankyou for the support from all of this years sponsors!







Awards Photos

Photographs from our 2018 Awards Evening courtesy of Jenna Wyman Photography

Volunteer Centre Dorset are thankful for the support from:

Dorset County Council
Dorset Community Foundation
Volunteering Fund