Kings Award for Voluntary Service - KAVS


The King’s Award for Voluntary Service (formally the Queen’s Award) is prestigious civic recognition for outstanding service given by volunteers of an organisation in the delivery of services / benefits to others. It is known as the MBE for volunteer groups.

How to Apply?

Please visit the KAVS website for more information on the award and how to nominate a group:


Any group of 2 or more people doing volunteering work can be nominated for the award. 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


Volunteer groups should have been running for 3 years or more to be nominated.

Further information is available from the following website link: