Volunteer Awards

Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2019

Winners and Shortlisted 

The awards nominations have shown that so many volunteers across our city bring something valuable to the lives of those around them. Our communities are a better place for having them in it. They share their time and energy selflessly, in an age when it is so often said that people are selfish.Organised by Portsmouth Together and Pompey in the Community, the awards are an annual event funded through support from local businesses and organisations.

Images from the Volunteer Award Night 2019 of Winners and Shortlisted, taken by Zooming Photography.

Categories and Sponsors for 2019:

Education & Mentoring Award (team or individual) – Supported by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors (awards given by Claire Howard

This category can be entered for as a team or individual who gives their time to volunteer in any roles relating to education or mentoring. For example, it could be volunteering for a school to help raise funds; supporting someone with learning to read or maybe a volunteer who has buddies up to support another volunteer.


Trustee/Board Member of the Year  – (awards given out by Mark Mansfield)

Without trustees and board members a large amount of the charities in Portsmouth would struggle to deliver the much needed services that they provide. We want to recognise a trustee or board member who has demonstrated excellent leadership skills, who has supported their organisation to change, develop or grow and who understands good governance in the third sector. This board member will work, often unseen, to achieve the aims and goals of the organisation.


Community Award (team or individual) – supported by Southern Coop (awards given out by the Lord Mayor)

The theme of this category is broad, and open to both teams and individuals who volunteer in any role that helps the local community. Some examples of roles/themes that would fall in this category are: sport, environment, befriending, driving, retail, fundraising, events, admin, gardening etc.


Health & Social Care (team or individual)  – Supported by Postcode Lottery (awards given out Chelsea Evans)

This category can be entered as a team or individual, who has volunteered their time in any role relating to health and social care in Portsmouth. Some ideas of these roles could include: befriending, volunteering in hospitals or residential homes, roles supporting people with disabilities or mental health, helping vulnerable families and many more.


Young Volunteer of the Year – supported by Kick Start Sport (awards given out Holly Walker)

The volunteer team of the year will be a group of volunteers who come together for a one off project or ongoing volunteering that they do as a team. They have worked together and made a difference for their community or services that they support. They might be a team supported by their employer to give something back to their community, a group of young people, or a regular team supporting a good cause. A team consists of 4 or more volunteers working together.

Volunteer of the Year – supported by Portsmouth City Council (awards given out by MP Stephen Morgan)

Our volunteer of the year will be someone who has given their time, skills and experience to an organisation in Portsmouth. They have shown dedication and commitment to their volunteering role and through this they have enhanced the services available to people in Portsmouth and inspire others to volunteer. The person will have contributed in a meaningful way to the organisation and its recipients. They will have done things that are above and beyond the usual role of a volunteer and the impact of their volunteering is huge on both individuals and the organisation.


Photographs of from previous years events are available to download at The Portsmouth Together Flicker Albums.  

Photos are courtesy of Zooming Photography

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More pictures at the Portsmouth Together Flickr site