About

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.

Eligibility

Individuals

  • Aged between 12 and 35 years old
  • Complete the Volunteerism for Social Cause (online course) on the BYLCx platform
  • Participant has completed a minimum of 12 hours of community service and voluntary activities from April 1 to July 25, 2021

Organizations

  • Any social institution, project, initiative run by a group of people or having their own charter will fall under this category
  • Must have an active volunteer pool (age range: 12 to 35)
  • Working for any social causes
  • Facilitate the registered volunteers to complete the Volunteerism for Social Cause (online course) on the BYLCx platform

Areas of Volunteerism

Project Development and Management
Project Development and Management
COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 Response
Outreach and Advocacy
Raising Awareness
Leadership and Strategy
Leadership and Strategy
Teaching and Training
Teaching and Training
Community Organizin
Community Organizing
Volunteer Management
Volunteer Management
Healthcare Services
Healthcare Services
Administration
Administration

Award Categories

Individual

Organization

Evaluation

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:
Role
Role
Impact
Impact
Reach
Reach
Engagement
Engagement
Challenges
Challenges
Inspiration
Inspiration

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

FAQs

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.

Contacts

Email : volunteer@bylc.org
Mobile : 01933323290