The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers


Award Category:

Volunteer of the year

Individual or Team Nomination?


Qualifying Qualities

In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:

  • Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
  • Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
  • Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
  • High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
  • A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.

Nominators Answer

Nominee's story :

The entire team of volunteers and staff would like to nominate Barry Perrin for the Volunteer of the Year award for his exceptional dedication and support to new starters and the hospital community at Kettering General Hospital. Barry has been a volunteer at our hospital for the past three years, and his selfless contributions have made a significant impact on the lives of patients, families, and staff members alike. Barry has always gone out of his way to support new starters in our hospital. He has provided orientation sessions, offered guidance and mentorship, and even taken new starters under his wing to help them adjust to their roles. He is always available to answer questions, offer advice, and provide support whenever it is needed. However, Barry’s contributions extend far beyond his work with new starters. He has been an active member of our hospital's volunteer program, contributing his time and energy to a wide range of initiatives that benefit the hospital community as a whole. He is a valuable member of the ED team, provided support to patients and families in need, he is delivering hundreds of medicines to the wards, supporting with any new or ad hoc roles. Barry’s commitment to the hospital community is truly inspiring, and his contributions have made a tangible difference in the lives of many. His compassion and dedication are qualities that set him apart, and his impact on our hospital community cannot be overstated. He is a real demonstration of compassion for everything does for our Patients, staff, and volunteers. Barry is the first to volunteer when the Trust when we need additional support and continually goes above and beyond during times of pressure – through Winter and industrial action. Everyone needs a Barry on their volunteering team.
Rating: 7.5/10. From 2 votes.
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