We have now launched our Volunteer Awards 2012 to recognise the
contributions and achievements of exceptional volunteers who
We have over 1300 volunteers who generously give their time to
fundraise, raise awareness and support those who apply for help -
changing the lives of current and former civil servants and their
dependants in many different ways, every day.
Awards are a great opportunity, to put those who deserve it, in
the spotlight and show our appreciation by giving them the praise,
thanks and recognition they deserve.
Marie Donnelly, the Volunteer Programme Manager at the CSBF said
"We are asking all of the charities' volunteers and all civil
servants to really think about the contribution their colleagues
make to our work. We're only a small charity and could not carry
out half our work without their contribution. Every single person
makes a big difference to changing someone's life."
If you would like to make a nomination all you need to do is
read our new Awards Nomination Guidance Booklet containing
everything you need to know about the types, of awards, awards
process and tips on how to write a really great nomination for
someone who really deserves it.
the Awards Nomination Guidance Booklet
Finally, fill out an Awards Nomination Form.
Download the Awards
All nominations must be received no later than: 5:00pm
on Thursday 31st May 2012
You can nominate someone for the following awards:
Honorary Life Member Award - for Distinguished
This award recognises individuals who have shown ongoing
and distinguished achievement throughout a substantial length of
This award recognises the outstanding and innovative
fundraising efforts of a volunteer or group of volunteers.
Connie Henry Award
Having worked as the Chief welfare officer within the
Department of Environment and Transport, Connie used every
opportunity at her work, our AGM, sports days, even organising
events at her own home to raise money for the CSBF and was also an
extremely dedicated Visiting Officer for nearly 40 years. In all
that she did, her spirit of giving and compassion was clear for all
to see. She continues to be a much beloved figure, synonymous with
the charity and all that we stand for, so it is fitting that the
main award is named in her memory.
more about Connie Henry and her amazing story.
Certificate of Achievement
You can also nominate them for a Certificate of
Achievement which is awarded to volunteers who have accomplished
something in their volunteering role which deserves
So have a think, is there a CSBF volunteer in your workplace who
goes over and above to promote the charity to you and your
colleagues? Do they fundraise by organising cake sales, bring and
buy sales or book stalls in your office? Or when someone needed
support in their lives or found themselves struggling, did a
volunteer point them in the right direction? Have they helped us
out at events to raise awareness and talk to other about the
Don't forget our Volunteer Visiting Officers who visit people in
their own homes to give support, care and consideration first hand
to civil servants who are trying to sort out life's difficulties.
Do you know of any Visiting Officers who excel at what they do or
who have given that bit extra in the service and care they
Finally, we know it takes quite a bit of time and effort to
nominate someone for an award, but we really believe that if
someone truly deserves to be recognised for what they do, then it
is time and effort worth spent!