Octavia will be celebrating the work of their volunteers with an awards ceremony at Lambeth Palace on Thursday 28th June. Volunteers work with people living in the boroughs of Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, offering support and company.
Awards will be distributed by the actress Tasmin Greig, and fall into these categories:
- Befriending and care volunteer award
- Shop volunteer award
- Project volunteer award
- Team volunteer award
- Community volunteering award
- Outstanding volunteer award
Octavia is a not-for-profit organisation, which aims to provide good quality homes and community projects for all ages. The company was created 150 years ago by Octavia Hill and runs a plethora of activities, including the running of Octavia charity shops.
The Director of the Octavia Foundation, Reena Mukherji, stated that “Octavia’s volunteer awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and recognise the efforts of volunteers who make such a difference in our local communities.”
Mukherji adds that there are opportunities for others to volunteer: “we have many volunteer opportunities and really value our volunteers.”