Volunteers from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have been shortlisted in two categories in the Helpforce Champions Awards 2019, providing national recognition of their fantastic contribution to volunteering in the NHS.
The awards, which take place in central London on Friday 25 October, will celebrate the exciting ways in which volunteers across the country are giving their time to benefit patients, staff, and communities.
Health Board volunteers have been shortlisted in two categories:
- Young Volunteer of the Year – Ethan Prosser
- Celebrating inclusion and diversity in volunteering – Library Trolley Service Volunteers
By shining a light on the range of ways that volunteers are involved in the NHS, the Helpforce Champions Awards will show that dedicated volunteers can contribute to a more compassionate care system for everyone.
Mark Lever, Chief Executive of Helpforce, said: “It is fantastic to see so many brilliant examples of innovation, great practice, commitment, and real passion for patient care and support for staff across the NHS in the UK. It is a privilege to hold these awards and celebrate volunteers across the UK.”
Michelle Fowler, Volunteer Services Manager at Cardiff and Vale UHB said: “I feel so proud that our volunteers have been shortlisted in these awards. These awards give us the opportunity to shine a light on our dedicated and caring individuals who give their time and talents to help staff and support patients, families and carers. I’d like to wish them good luck for the awards.”
The categories being celebrated at the awards are:
- Outstanding Volunteering Team of the Year
- Young Volunteer of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Outstanding Staff Champion for Volunteers
- Volunteer Leader of the Year
- Partnership Working in Volunteering
- Innovation in Volunteering Award
- Celebrating Inclusion and Diversity in Volunteering
Helpforce is a national movement on a mission to improve the lives of NHS staff, patients and communities through the power of volunteering. It is working with hospitals and healthcare workers to help shape the future of volunteering in the NHS. Backed by leaders in the world of healthcare, it aims to make community-integrated healthcare the norm across the UK.