Monmouthshire County Council and Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO) are inviting nominations to salute people who generously give their time and share their skills to benefit the community. The two organisations will join forces to host the county’s annual Monmouthshire Volunteer Achievement Awards celebration evening with a gala event at Caldicot Choir Hall on Friday 27th October.

Categories for the awards are Young Volunteer, Adult, Group, Environmental, Trustee, Inspirational Journey and the Personal Journey Award.  Nominations close on Friday 28th July.

GAVO’s Volunteering Team Manager and Coordinator (Monmouthshire), Clare Jones said: “By working together, we aim to make this event a bigger and far-reaching celebration, recognising those people or groups who invest their time and passion in our communities. If you know someone who volunteers in Monmouthshire and deserves a big ‘Thank You’ please make a nomination.” Councillor Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for innovation added: “Volunteers share thousands of hours across our county, improving people’s lives and the communities in which they live.  The Volunteer Achievement Awards evening gives us the opportunity to recognise and highlight the work of volunteers and the impact they make.”

Make a nomination by logging on to Winners and highly commended nominees with their guests will be invited to attend October’s awards ceremony.

For further information or to receive a paper nomination form please ring 01633 241550 or email