Nominate here

Nominations close 1700 1st April, 2022

 
Volunteer award guidance notes

Take a look at our different award categories and guidance notes before submitting your nomination

 
Previous recipients

Be inspired by the stories of our previous recipients

 

Each year the RYA Volunteer awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by volunteers throughout the UK.

Volunteers from across the country are recognised for their exceptional dedication and achievements in boating.

Despite the challenges of the last year, we have seen an outstanding amount of volunteers who have gone above and beyond, enabling people to get on the water where possible. Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised for all they have done?

A hardworking volunteer (young or old) who really makes a difference in helping others get out on the water?

Someone who helps keep a club on an even keel?

An unsung hero who has worked quietly in the background going unnoticed for years but without, the club would be worse off?

A family who have worked tirelessly to support their club?

Maybe a volunteer who has supported disability sailing and deserves to be recognised?

Someone who despite the pandemic has devoted their time to the club and club activities to ensure members can still get out on the water? 

Or a worthy recipient of the Honor Preston Award which was introduced last year to recognise someone who has made a significant contribution in time, effort, and personal endeavour to increase the inclusivity of boating, in particular (although not limited to) female participation.

The closing date for the 2021 Awards has now closed, all nominations received will be submitted to the 2022 Volunteer Awards. It is intended that successful nominees and their guest will be invited to receive their Awards at a presentation ceremony in November 2022. Whilst every effort will be made to honour this special day it may be necessary to make alternative arrangements for the presentation due to events beyond our control.  

Any questions regarding the RYA Volunteer Awards please contact volunteering@rya.org.uk or call 02380 604199. 

Nominate here

Nominations close 1700 1st April, 2022

 
Volunteer award guidance notes

Take a look at our different award categories and guidance notes before submitting your nomination

 
Previous recipients

Be inspired by the stories of our previous recipients

 

Let us answer any questions you have about getting involved

volunteering@rya.org.uk