The BYLC Volunteer Awards has been created to recognize volunteers and bring spotlight to the contributions made by individuals and organizations working for social issues to their communities through volunteering. The main purpose of this initiative is to foster community service and active citizenship and create a strong volunteer community, promoting a sense of fellowship among fellow volunteer organizations. The awards also highlight exemplary practices in community leadership and encourage partnerships among community members and various stakeholders. This aligns with the government’s vision to attain sustainable development goals (SDG) within 2030. The award encourages youth from all walks of life to find new ways of making a difference in their communities.
Volunteers who have positively impacted the community through their outstanding contributions for improving the lives of the community people will be evaluated through six criteria:
Before submitting their nomination to be considered for the awards, the individual must complete BYLCx’s online course on volunteerism. The registration form must be completed by providing relevant information and the proof of volunteer work and should be submitted by July 25, 2021.
What are the benefits
BDT 10,000 as social action project grant to top 10 outstanding individuals
BDT 25,000, 20,000, and 15,000 as social action project grant to top 3 organizations
Certificate of participation and crest
Get connected with the volunteer community across the country
Press release mentioning winners’ names
Get featured in BYLC website and social media platforms
No, there is no registration fee to participate in this competition.
Yes, volunteers must be aged between 12 and 35 years old.
The results will be announced on August 10.
Participating volunteers can have April 1 to July 25 to count and record their activity.
Certificates will be issued only to the winners.
No, it is not mandatory. You can participate as an individual.
Yes. Individual volunteers are encouraged to work with peer organizations.
There are 10 awards for individuals. An additional 3 awards will be allocated for the organizational category.
No, nomination for the award can only be submitted through the online form.
The information will be used to determine the nominee’s eligibility for BYLC Volunteer Awards. The information will also be shared with reviewers and jury board for the purposes of evaluating nominations and selecting award recipients
Individuals are eligible for the Inclusivity, the Community Leader, Emerging Leader, and Action Against Anti-social Behavior awards. Community Leader Award recognizes outstanding individual volunteers who have taken a lead role in developing solutions to social challenges in communities. Emerging Leader Award recognizes volunteers who have demonstrated leadership and helped to build stronger communities. The Inclusivity Award is for distinguished services to integrate the marginalized people with mainstream society. Action Against Anti-social Behavior Award recognizes individuals who have taken initiatives to tackle anti-social behaviors.
Any not-for-profit organization working on social issues is eligible for the Social Innovator award. The award recognizes not-for-profit organizations that find and use innovative approaches that address social challenges in their communities.
Nominations will undergo a two-stage review process involving a different group of assessors at each stage. First, BYLC officials review each nomination form to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria. Second, an independent jury board assesses nominations based on the set of established assessment criteria stipulated above and recommends the winners in each category.