The Awards are a partnership between Improving Lives Plymouth, Plymouth Herald and our new home of the Awards, Theatre Royal Plymouth.
At Improving Lives Plymouth, we want to ensure that we promote the value of volunteering to individuals and the community alike. We take this opportunity to shout from the rooftops about how good volunteering is for everyone.
Each year the Awards are held during Volunteers Week which is a national initiative promoted by Volunteering England/NCVO and is an important week in the calendar for the Voluntary Sector.
Outstanding Contribution Award – Sponsored by Theatre Royal Plymouth
Winner: Marlene Turner
Brendan Sinnott Young Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by The Pioneers Project
Student Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Kitsons
Winner: Ben Curwen
Turning Point Award – Sponsored by Bombshells Hair and Beauty
Winner: Mel Walker
Long-Term Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by J.Dorothea Smith Photography
Winner: Pat Reed
Volunteer Team of the Year – Sponsored by The Herald
Winner: The Six O'clock Club
Health and Well-being Award – Sponsored by Livewell Southwest
Winner: Janet Hearle
Improving Lives Plymouth Award – Sponsored by Improving Lives Plymouth
Winner: Carolyn Beahan
Employee Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Plymouth City Council
Winner: Bombshells Hair and Beauty
Inspiring Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Our Plymouth
Winner: The Plymouth Parent Advococay Volunteers
Picture: 2018 Winners. Photographer: Jo Dorothea-Smith