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Volunteer of the Year

IVHQ Volunteer of the Year 2015

This year, the IVHQ Volunteer of the Year Awards are celebrating the inspiring efforts of volunteers who are making important contributions to support the social and environmental development of communities around the world. It doesn't matter whether they volunteer locally or internationally, we want to celebrate those who demonstrate exemplary commitment to supporting community projects on any continent, and we need your nominations to get started!

With the help of your nominations, we'll be selecting a group of finalists and inviting the public to vote for our Volunteer of the Year. The volunteer with the most votes will be awarded with a volunteer abroad scholarship and the opportunity to support one of the communities in which IVHQ works.

Our Volunteer of the Year will be awarded the opportunity to experience and contribute to an IVHQ program of their choice for 2 weeks and the cost of return airfares to the program destination (up to the value of US$1,500) will be covered, thanks to the support of STA Travel. The award will also include a travel insurance package from World Nomads and the winner's registration fee and program fee will be covered by IVHQ.

Who do you think deserves the award and has what it takes to make a meaningful contribution to a community abroad? Submit your nomination before midnight on 27 October, 2015 (NZST)!

Terms and Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to be an IVHQ volunteer to be nominated?

We welcome nominations for IVHQ volunteers, however it is not a requirement to have volunteered with IVHQ in order to be considered as a finalist. We are accepting nominations for people who volunteer within communities in their own countries or abroad.

How old do you need to be to be nominated?

You are required to be 18 years or older in order to participate on an IVHQ volunteer program, therefore nominations can only be processed for those over the age of 18.

Can you nominate yourself?

Sure! You're welcome to share a nomination for yourself or a friend of family member who you believe is making a valuable contribution to a community.

How and when are the finalists selected?

The team at IVHQ will be responsible for selecting a group of finalists who will proceed to the voting stage. The nomination period closes on 27 October 2015 and the finalists will be notified of their selection via email. 

What happens if I'm selected as a finalist?

If you are selected as a finalist, you will be informed of your selection via email. IVHQ will then work with you to develop a personal profile to be published on the IVHQ website for the voting stage. During this stage, you can encourage your friends and family to vote for you to win the title of IVHQ Volunteer of the Year.

When can the volunteer program be taken?

The volunteer who is voted IVHQ Volunteer of the Year can choose to participate on the IVHQ program of his/her choice within 12 months of the closure of voting.

Who would you like to nominate?

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