Reward and Recognition

Volunteers week 2017 - Volunteering Barnet's volunteers recieving their certificates presented by the Mayor or Barnet 

We encourage all volunteer involving organisations in Barnet to reward volunteers in recognition of their exceptional contribution that they make to your organisation. Please read below to see how can we support you with reward and recognition.

ValueYou Reward Card

Volunteering Barnet works in partnership with ValueYou to provide a discount card and certificate to people who have volunteered for over 100 hours. Please click here to find out more information. 


Volunteering Barnet can recognise the contribution of volunteers by providing certificates for:

  • a particular number of hours voluntary service e.g. 25, 50 or 100
  • completing a project / supporting an event / attending a training course
  • leaving an organisation to be recognised for their contribution
  • a general certificate for a volunteer you particularly want to recognise 

These are sent to the organisation to present to the volunteer, in accordance with the report of the number of hours completed by volunteers, submitted as agreed to Volunteering Barnet.

To request certificates please contact the Team.

Volunteers' Week

Volunteers’ Week takes place from June 1st - June 7th every year. It is a national event which celebrates the contribution volunteers make across the UK. Volunteering Barnet celebrate this every year with a volunteers fair in the borough and a certificate presentation to nominated volunteers. 

Keep an eye out for more information about this on our events page and in our newsletter so that you can nominate your volunteers! 

Our team of staff and volunteers celebrating volunteers week with a team bring and share lunch! 

Volunteers week 2017 - Volunteer Barnet's volunteers recieving their certificates presented by the Mayor or Barnet 

Other tips... 

There are lots of other ways in which you can reward and recognise your volunteers, please read below for other ideas. 

  • Hold a volunteer social with all your volunteers to thank them. This could be an opportunity to present them with certificates, and is also a good way for all of your volunteers to meet each other. 
  • Hold an award ceremony for volunteers, with different categories such as longest-serving volunteer or volunteer who travels the furthest. 
  • Write a thank you letter - for ideas on this read this useful article from love to know. 
  • Keep an eye out for free or low-cost training in your organisation or in the borough. Not only does training provide a learning opportunity for volunteers it is also a great way for volunteers to feel involved in your organisation. 


This is our volunteer Stephen who has just won the Volunteer of the Year award at an award ceremony held for staff and volunteers. It was extremley well deserved as Stephen is such a passionate and inspiring volunteer.  

How do you reward your volunteers? If your organisation rewards and recognises your volunteers in different ways we would love to hear from you! It's great to be able to share your ideas with other organisations so please get in touch with our team to tell us more.