Community Volunteer Award


By logging your hours with the Volunteering Service you could be eligible for the Community Volunteer Award and gain HEAR recognition at the same time!


This is for students who:

  • - Cannot participate in the Edinburgh Award for Volunteering
  • - Continue volunteering beyond one year to receive continued recognition for their contribution to volunteering.


Get started in a few easy steps:

  1. Create a volunteering profile on the Volunteering Hub.
  2. Log your hours in your volunteering profile.
  3. Complete the skills and review section of your profile.
  4. Submit a reflection on your experience and impact by the end of semester 2 to the Volunteering Service via the reflection form provided.
  5. Receive your Community Volunteer Award!


If you want to continue receiving recognition for your ongoing volunteering, repeat the steps above each year. You can start again as early as May. 


Terms and conditions

A minimum of 30 hours volunteering must be completed before 1 May to gain HEAR recognition. 

If you didn’t reach 30 hours, you’ll still get a certificate to thank you for all the hard work you’ve done!


How do I sign up?

Sign up here for the 2020-2021 award.