The Momentum Youth Award for Volunteering was originally set up by Norfolk County Council's Youth Service as the Norfolk Youth Award. While the name has changed since its inception, the award's main purpose to celebrate young people's achievements remains the same. The aim is to recognise young people's participation, development and the impact they have on their community.
Three core areas make up the Momentum Youth Award for Volunteering:
The young person works toward a personal goal in one or more of the areas. The goal(s) should be a challenge for that young person. They agree how they are going to achieve the goal, when the activity will take place and for how long (a minimum of 5 hours for each goal).
The young person completes a "log of volunteering activity'', which is validated by the youth worker and others. The completed log is sent to Momentum and a certificate awarded. Once all three areas have been completed the young person achieves the Momentum Youth Award for Volunteering.
The Momentum Youth Award for Volunteering is open to all clubs, groups and organisations that work with young people. You do not need to be a member of Momentum to run the award. Any young person aged 11- 25 years who attends a youth clubs or groups in Norfolk can take part.
If you need help with the application process or have any questions please contact out Supporting Excellence Officer Aimee Gedge.
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Young people who have completed all three core areas are eligible to apply for the Momentum (Norfolk) Volunteer Award category of the Norfolk Youth Awards, which are organised by OPEN Youth Trust. The Norfolk Youth Awards are designed to highlight young people’s astonishing achievements and to give them the recognition and encouragement they deserve. Nomination forms for the awards will be sent to the group leader once young people have completed all three areas.
The winner of the Momentum Volunteer Award will also be put forward for the Eastern Daily Press’ Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards.
Please go to www.opennorwich.org.uk for more information.