Volunteer of the Year 

The Volunteer of the Year award is given in recognition of the dedication and commitment made by an individual to their local hospice or palliative care organisation.

Volunteer of the year Award

Sheila Miller’s commitment to St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds, is inspiring.

With over 20 years of volunteering, Sheila’s passion and commitment were evident, providing voluntary spiritual care, bereavement support, befriending and fundraising support - especially through the COVID period.

Sheila has been compassionate not only to patients and families receiving support at the hospice, but to her colleagues and support staff that needed to talk during difficult times.

Sheila’s thoughtfulness, including buying food and supplies for hospice staff during the height of the pandemic, is not to be understated.



The form will ask you to structure your nomination by stating clearly why the person is being nominated, giving the number of years service and the impact of their commitment.

This Award incorporates volunteers of all ages.

General criteria and guidance

  1. Nominations may also include supporting information such as relevant literature, media coverage, etc. Extra info should be e-mailed to grants@hospiceuk.org clearly identifying which nomination it refers to.
  2. Each nomination will be judged by a panel appointed by Hospice UK.
  3. Each category will have a winner, with no runners up.
  4. Members and Subscribers of Hospice UK are eligible to nominate individuals.
  5. No one employed by Hospice UK may enter the awards.
  6. In certain circumstances, if the standard of nominations is considered not high enough, the judges may elect not to make a particular award.
  7. The closing date for nominations in all categories is tbc.
  8. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence can be entered into.
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