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Outstanding Volunteer Contribution

This category recognises the invaluable contribution that so many volunteers make to community rail, and their stations, lines, and communities. We are especially keen to see nominations for committed individuals who make an outstanding contribution on a regular basis, or those who have gone the extra mile in the past year, impacting positively within their local community, station group or community rail partnership. 

Entries invited from:

Nominations for this award can be made by community rail partnerships, station adoption groups, other community groups, train operators, other partners, or individuals, so long as they are nominating a volunteer who is active in community rail. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Essential requirements: 

Independent testimonials (up to four) must be provided as supporting material, showing how the volunteer meets the criteria.

Judging criteria: 

  • Commitment and passion for community rail – they have worked hard, with enthusiasm and commitment, making an exceptional contribution to their community rail partnership or group;
  • Clear benefits for the community – their contribution has been shown to positively impact on the community, for example bringing people together, raising awareness, or creating a more welcoming, sustainable, and inclusive local environment;
  • Inclusive, collaborative, positive working – they have taken an inclusive, collaborative, and positive approach, for example getting more people involved in community rail, engaging new groups or partners, and/or building positive relationships.