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The King’s Award for Voluntary Service


Celebrating the outstanding work of local volunteer groups across the UK


Every day, millions of people across the UK are making a difference by volunteering.  Each year, outstanding examples of this work are celebrated through the King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS).


Created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee and previously known as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), the Award has been shining a light on the fantastic work of voluntary groups from across the UK for many years.


Equivalent to an MBE, KAVS is the highest Award given to local voluntary groups in the UK, and they are awarded for life.


If you know of a fantastic volunteer group and would like to find out more about nominating them for a KAVS, please go to kavs.dcms.gov.uk.  Nominations for the 2024 awards will be accepted until 15 September 2023.

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