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Every day ‘ordinary’ people make an extraordinary difference through volunteering with groups across the UK. Chances are that most people know at least one group whose work and volunteers immediately spring to mind as being exceptional. However, most people will not have thought of nominating these groups for the prestigious  Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Each year the Queen recognises the extraordinary achievements of groups and the volunteers they rely upon. These are the groups, charities and social enterprises whose volunteers really make a difference to the lives and communities of those around them by generously donating their time, knowledge, skills and experience.

To see some examples of Greater Manchester groups who have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, please take a look at our Greater Manchester Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Gallery.

However, the remarkable groups and their volunteers can only be recognised if somebody takes the time to nominate them. Somebody who knows the difference that they make. Could that ‘somebody’ be you?

The form to nominate a group for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is straight forward, and you can do it online by clicking here.

Winners get a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal. Representatives from the group may also be invited to attend a royal garden party.

So, if you know a group whose volunteers deserve to be recognised, please nominate now!

Greater Manchester Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Gallery

Bolton School

Pupils serving local, national and International communities, establishing a habit of volunteering to benefit others.

Bolton Urban Outreach Project

Restoring individuals lives and in partnership building strong communities we are proud of.

The Fusilier Museum, Bury

Providing access to the objects and stories in our care, recording and celebrating the deeds & values of the regiment.

Speakeasy, Bury

Providing support, opportunity and purposeful activity to make a positive difference for people living with Aphasia.

Greater Manchester Police Cadets

Inspiring young people to participate positively in communities across Greater Manchester through social action projects.

Neesa Well Woman Drop-in Project, Manchester

Providing much needed quality services to Asian women to enhance their well-being and development.

Bereavement Support Services, Oldham

Providing understanding, support and hope to bereaved adults and children.

Youth Council, Oldham

Providing understanding, support and hope to bereaved adults and children.

Volunteer Driver Service, Rochdale

Assisting with transport in the community, promoting health & wellbeing, reducing social inclusion, helping vulnerable adults.

Bury Bridleways Association, Rochdale

Working to protect and create safe off-road routes for horse riders, also benefiting walkers and cyclists.

Salford Lads Club

Brightening young lives and making good citizens for generations of young people.

Salford City Radio

Providing an exclusive educational and entertaining service for local people of all backgrounds and cultures.

Beechwood Cancer Care, Stockport

Providing psychological and proactive support to patients, carers, and family members affected by cancer.

The Well Spring, Stockport

Providing support services to homeless and disadvantaged people, aiming to reengage them in the wider community 365 days a year.

Droylsden Youth Centre, Tameside

A voluntary organisation helping and educating young people through sporting activities.

The Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre, Tameside

Providing emotional mental and physical therapy through donkeys, thereby enhancing the lives of children and adults with additional needs.

Redeeming Our Communities, Trafford

Working to bring people together to address community needs, building safer and kind communities.

The Hub Community Centre, Trafford

Providing a welcoming facility for all ages, including events, social activities and professional support in order to see lives and communities changed.

Leigh Well Woman Centre, Wigan

Providing a welcoming facility for all ages, including events, social activities and professional support in order to see lives and communities changed.

Compassion in Action, Wigan

Meeting the needs of people in crisis and giving hope to the most vulnerable in our society.