PEEK’s wins Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2018

by Michelle McDonald 25th February 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2018! This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups!

PEEK’s volunteers are aged 14-25 and lead and deliver play and creative learning sessions and events for children in communities across Glasgow. They complete a wide variety of training courses, have access to accredited awards such as the Youth Achievement Awards and Dynamic Youth Awards and have a named member of staff to support their volunteer journey. Our fantastic volunteer team have won a range of individual awards including the Diana Award, the Volunteer Glasgow Summit Award, the Sports Scotland Young Volunteer of the Year and the Scottish Sports Futures Community Champ of the Year and in 2017-2018, our young volunteers donated almost 4000 hours to our services. They make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children and families every year and we are delighted that they have been recognised in this way.

Our team met with the Lord Provost of Glasgow and our work was examined by the Independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE, before we were chosen to receive this award. We are absolutely delighted and honoured to have been chosen as the only group in Glasgow to win this accolade. We are immensely proud of our young volunteers and the recognition that this Award represents. ”

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