Building on the success of previous Volunteer Awards hosted by TVA the Torfaen Community and Volunteer Awards have been strengthened with the support of key partners, Torfaen CBC and ABuHB, along with local businesses providing sponsorship to make the awards event a truly unforgettable celebration of the unsung heroes of Torfaen, who give their time selfishly to benefit their communities.

Preparations are well underway for the event, which is planned for the October 2nd, 2021, at Pontypool Active Living Centre.  With 10 categories, over 100 nominations were received and assessed by an independent panel of judges.  All finalists from each category have been invited and the winners will be revealed on the night.

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance’s Operational Executive Officer Aimi Morris said ‘for many years we have recognised the contributions of groups and individuals however following the last year and working more closely with our partners we shared a vision to highlight what is achieved through voluntary commitment, through the dedication of volunteers who do fabulous work in the community, volunteers ranging from 11 years to 82 years, really highlights that volunteering covering all generations, who do it because they just want to help, and not because they want anything in return, is exceptional.  This awards evening is our way of expressing our thanks by ensuring that it is a true celebration, and for this we thank the local businesses who, without hesitation, provided their sponsorship support as they too shared our vision”.

You can find more information at www.tvawales.org.uk/volunteer-awards

  • Adult Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Travis Perkins

    Recognising an individual volunteer (26 years of age or above) for their contribution and impact in the community.

  • Young Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Uddr

    Recognising an individual volunteer (25 years of age or under) for their contribution and impact in the community.

  • Trustee of the Year – Sponsored by Pro Steel Engineering Ltd

    Recognising the commitment, the hard work and the dedication of a trustee or committee member.

  • The Heart of the Community Award – Sponsored by Bron Afon Housing

    Recognising a group of volunteers, for their contribution and impact in the community.

  • Environmental Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Melin Homes

    Recognising an individual or group that has contributed to improving the environment.

  • Personal Journey – Sponsored by The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Gwent

    Recognising an individual who has overcome barriers and developed themselves personally, through their volunteering

  • COVID-19 Response Volunteer (Heroes) – Sponsored by Capital Valley Plastics and Recycling

    Recognising an individual volunteer for their outstanding service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Business of the Year – Sponsored by Mamhilad Park Estates

    Recognising a local business, for their contribution and impact in the community

  • Sports Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Torfaen Leisure Trust

    Recognising an individual for their contribution and support to sport in Torfaen.

  • Health Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council

    Recognising an individual or a group of volunteers, for their contribution to health and wellbeing in the community.