The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2022

This year's winners of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service will be announced in a special Gazette supplement on Thursday 2 June 2022.

Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2022

What is The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service?

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to UK volunteer groups and is equivalent to the MBE.

Who is eligible for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service?

The prestigious award recognises exceptional work done by volunteer groups in their communities. Any group of three or more people doing volunteering work can be nominated for the award. Volunteer groups should also have been running for three years or more.

The majority of the group must be volunteers, and more than half the volunteers must have the right to live in the UK.

To be nominated they should do work that:

  • provides a service and meets a need for people living in the local community
  • is supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from it
  • is run locally

Winners of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service receive a certificate signed by the Queen, as well as a domed glass crystal, and representatives from the group may also be invited to attend a royal garden party.

When are The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2022 winners announced?

This year's winners of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service will be announced in a special Gazette supplement on Thursday 2 June 2022.

You can also see all Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Gazette supplements since the awards began in 2003.

Celebrate your award with a commemorative edition

If you or a loved one have been honoured by The Queen, The Gazette is available to buy as a personalised commemorative edition. Each pack contains a complete edition of The Gazette from the day the award was published.

See also

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise

Winners of the 2021 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Find out more

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (GOV.UK)

Publication date: 10 May 2022