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. 

Suggested information to include in your entry


~ Why is this person being nominated?

~ How many years have they been volunteering? 

~ What is the impact of their commitment locally, nationally and internationally (where this is relevant)?

This award is open to volunteers of all ages.

Sheila Miller won the Volunteer of the Year Award 2021 for her contribution to St Gemma's Hospice

Winner - 2021

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.