City of Wolverhampton Council is urging people to nominate city voluntary organisation groups now for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award that can be presented to a voluntary group in the UK.

Introduced by HM The Queen in 2002, it is the MBE for volunteer groups and is awarded for life.  

For the purpose of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service a voluntary group is classified as 2 or more people providing a specific benefit in a local area that has been operating for at least 3 years, with more than half of those working there volunteers with the right of residence in the UK.   

Council Deputy Chief Executive, Mark Taylor, said: “Nominations for 2022 are now open. If you know of any voluntary organisation groups that deserve recognition, why not nominate them?

“Some very worthy Wolverhampton groups have received this prestigious honour in previous years.

“But the fantastic work our volunteer organisations do can only be recognised if people nominate them in the first place.”

For more information about the awards and how to submit a nomination please visit Nominating a group for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.