Employee Volunteer of the Year
Yesterday saw the return of the Inspiring Volunteer Awards. This wonderful event recognises the efforts and achievements of an array of local volunteers, who work to make this fabulous city what it is today. The Inspiring Volunteer Awards is a partnership between Improving Lives Plymouth, Plymouth University and the Plymouth Herald and will be in its 9th year in 2017. We are so proud of Leila Nottage, our fabulous Director of Marketing who was awarded the prestigious title of Employee Volunteer of the Year! Leila has led on the Mayflower 400 campaign, which works with businesses around Plymouth to ensure that the city is looking its best in time for the 2020 celebrations.
The following information was provided by Plymouth University.
The awards evening is an opportunity for Improving Lives Plymouth to promote the value of volunteering to individuals and the community.
Each year the awards are held during Volunteers Week, a national initiative promoted by Volunteering England/NCVO and an important week in the calendar for the voluntary sector.
One of the judges this year was UPSU Vice President Activities, Jess Vagg who has been invited to present the Panels Choice award this evening.
It’s an important occasion for the University too as an opportunity to shine a light on the extraordinary level of volunteering that our students undertake in the local community. Volunteering that adds immense value to the city and the people of Plymouth, and in return helps our students to develop new skills and experiences that add value to their employability.
Improving Lives Plymouth
The following details were provided by the team at Improving Lives Plymouth.
Improving Lives Plymouth runs information, advice and support services for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. We also help prospective volunteers find interesting and rewarding volunteering opportunities and support organisations to provide good quality volunteering programmes.
As a long established organisation, working within the city of Plymouth and the surrounding area, we have an excellent track record of delivering services and developing new ones to meet the needs of individuals and community and voluntary organisations.