Young Volunteer Award

Do you know a young volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to RDA? 

1 in 5 RDA volunteers is under 25 and we want to recognise the fantastic contribution young volunteers make to RDA. 

Volunteering is not only a great way to use your experience and give back but also to learn and develop new skills,  particularly skills such as leadership, confidence and communication.

In order to acknowledge the wonderful contribution of volunteers aged 12-25, RDA has a new award to recognise the future leaders of our organisation.

We need your nominations for individuals who have really made a difference to RDA

Nominations close on 26 July 2016.

The winner will receive a trophy to recognise their achievement and will be invited to attend our prestigious RDA Gala Awards on 28 September 2016 at Drapers’ Hall, London to receive their award from Clare Balding.

If you would prefer to submit your nomination in hard copy you can download a nomination form in word or pdf versions

Who Made a Difference At Your Group?

Leadership skills?

hands_compYoung volunteers are often at the heart of the RDA group, tell us how their leadership and enthusiasm has benefited your group and made things happen.


A time of great need?

hands_compThe Young Volunteer award is your chance to recognise and thank those who have taken on extra duties in a time of great need.


Work behind the scenes?

hands_compSometimes it’s the work behind the scenes that goes unrecognised; maybe someone has given up their spare time to bring the Groups administration up to date, or you might want to recognise a bright spark who has had a succession of new ideas that have resulted in big changes at your Group. 



Writing Award Citations

If you are thinking of making a nomination why not read our factsheet for some top tips on writing award citations.

If you have any further questions about making a nomination please contact Jan Abrahams the Award Coordinator or call 01273 843273

If you’re ready to submit your entry, then 

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