Awards Ceremony with the Lord-Lieutenant

We’d like to warmly invite you to the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service taking place at Nottingham Women’s Centre on Fri the 31st August from 1.30 – 3.30 pm.

This is the official presentation by the Lord-Lieutenant, who will formally hand over the award.

The Award represents a tremendous achievement for our organisation. Classed as the MBE for volunteer groups, it is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. To read more about it please visit this page.

We’d love you to join in the celebrations!

If you are planning to attend, then please let Aga know on [email protected].

PS – Please note that men will be present at this ceremony.

A personal insight into volunteering at Nottingham Women’s Centre

Sue is one of our dedicated volunteers here at Nottingham Women’s Centre.

She has volunteered here for 14 years providing invaluable support to our training and support team. Not only that, Sue is also known for hosting staff parties, being a great event organiser and making extraordinary good cakes!

How did you first get involved with the centre?

I started here as a tutor teaching ICT to women, from absolute beginners to those wanting to improve existing skills to help them on the road to employment. After a year or two, I became a member of the Centre’s Board of Trustees, which was when I started volunteering so that I would have a better insight into what goes on here.  My first years were spent doing a couple of days a week on Reception so I certainly got to see all aspects of the Centre’s work!

What is your main role when you are volunteering?

I guess my main role is recording data regarding the many courses we run here at the Centre, but my work is pretty varied. I support Karen, our Operations Manager with routine administrative tasks and I’m always available to help out anyone else on the team who needs a hand.

What qualities make a good volunteer?

A willingness to learn and work as part of a team. A sense of humour is always an advantage too. We laugh a lot here!

What do you enjoy most about volunteering here?

I love (and appreciate) being part of this wonderful, ever-evolving organisation and working with such a brilliant group of inspirational and hard working women.