Jun 05 2018

Nominations are Open

Nominations for this years volunteer awards are now open, this is a great opportunity to give recognition to your fellow volunteers and your volunteer group. We’ve seen some great articles on Whittle about all the excellent contributions across the UK, now is the time to get that effort recognised. So put pen to paper or get typing to nominate a fellow volunteer or group that you feel deserves some recognition for their contribution. Click below for the nomination form:


Volunteer of the Year nomination form 2018 Volunteers Week


This years event will be held on November 4th at Kelham Hall in Nottinghamshire, we very much look forward to seeing all our nominated volunteers there.

Below is an a short video about 2017’s Acorn Award Winner Andre Steele.

We have categories for every kind of volunteering role, details below,


Nominating Categories


Acorn Award – this is for volunteers that inspire other volunteers, they can be in any role from photographers to working groups.


Bluebell Award – this award is for those individual volunteers that stand out for their work in our woodlands providing practical support and care being the guardian of our woods and trees on the ground (couples that work together are also accepted in this category).


Oak Award – this award is to recognise the volunteer roles within the office and home environments and the value they contribute. This could be administration, mentoring, training or research roles.


Juniper Award – this award recognises those volunteers that provide their voice or time to protect or raise awareness of woods and trees. Volunteer roles that champion our cause such as super campaigners, threat detectors, volunteer speakers, advisory group and panel members.


Willow Award – this award is for woodland volunteer groups that have achieved exceptional results in their work carried out on our estate.


Aspen Award – this award recognises a volunteer that has given significant support to fundraising including committees, membership or corporate partnerships.


Hawthorn Award – this award recognises a national network of volunteers that has made a significant contribution to the work of the Woodland Trust or one of our partner organisations.


Hazel Award – this award recognises the contribution of a new volunteer that has joined the organisation within the last 12 months and made a significant impact.


Sapling Award – This award is for a pupil at a school who has shown an outstanding contribution to engaging their school and wider school community with woods and trees.



Nominations close on the 29th July.


Best Wishes

Paul Taylor

National Volunteering Manager

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