Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Queen’s Award for Voluntary ServiceThe Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. Created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, it is the MBE for volunteer groups and is awarded for life.The QAVS is awarded to outstanding groups of volunteers whose level of initiative and impact are truly exceptional. Any group of three or more people can be nominated. The group must have been operating for at least three years and provide a specific local benefit. The nominator needs to be an independent member of the public, and not someone from the group.