Thank Somerset’s Volunteers

Thank Somerset’s unsung heroes by nominating individuals and groups who volunteer in their local communities for a Somerset Star Volunteer Award.

Nominations are open from Monday 27 February until Friday 21 April 2017 and anyone can put forward individuals and volunteer groups who go that extra mile in their communities and have such a positive impact on other people’s lives.

Somerset County Council is proud once again to work with Somerset You Can Do, Engage and Spark to support this very special campaign to say a big thank you to all the volunteers and volunteer groups who play such a vital role across the county.

Cllr Christine Lawrence, Chairman of Somerset County Council said: “This is a great opportunity to thank those many unsung heroes who give up their free time in order to help others and improve their local community.

“Each district will choose a final Somerset Star Volunteer Award winner, presented with their ‘Somerset Star’ award at events planned to coincide with National Volunteers Week (Thursday 1 to Wednesday 7 June 2017).  All five district winners will then be put forward for the opportunity to be crowned ‘County winner’,  who will receive their award at the Somerset County Council’s Chairman’s Awards in the autumn.”

Nominate a ‘Star Volunteer’ by downloading a form at

If you are a local business or organisation interested in sponsoring an event, or one of the awards, then please contact your local volunteer centre or Somerset You can Do on 01278 664180.

Somerset You can Do is Somerset County Council’s Volunteer Service provider. For more information on becoming a volunteer and to find out more about volunteering opportunities in your area, visit or or contact Spark on 01935 475914 if you live in South Somerset, Mendip or Sedgemoor or Engage on 01643 707123 if you live in West Somerset or Taunton Deane.