Team London looks for the best Brockley volunteers

The Mayor of London's Office says:

Boris Johnson is calling on Londoners to nominate their top volunteers for the first annual Team London Achievement Awards. The awards will celebrate the positive effect volunteering can have in our communities and recognise the unsung heroes who give up their time to help others.

Team London is the Mayor’s ambitious programme to mobilise an army of volunteers across the capital to improve life in London through programmes aimed at reducing crime, increasing youth opportunities and improving quality of life by cleaning, greening and building stronger neighbourhoods.

Individual volunteers, teams or volunteering organisations can all be nominated, although applicants must be based in London and efforts or contributions must benefit London or Londoners.

Team London will give out four awards under each of the following categories:

Improving Community Safety
Increasing Youth Opportunities
Building Stronger Neighbourhoods
Cleaning & Greening London

In addition, one person will be selected from all of the candidates for a special Mayor's Award.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “The Team London Achievement Awards are our chance to celebrate not only the excellence of volunteers but the amazing things we can accomplish when we work together to make London the best city it can be. We want to ensure that the volunteering heroes of our capital don’t go unrecognised for the huge contribution their efforts make to the lives of others.”

The Team London Achievement Awards will be managed in partnership with Greater London Volunteering (GLV) and the deadline for all nominations is the 1st February 2012. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in March 2012.

Click here for more information on Team London and to find and post volunteering opportunities please visit www.london.gov.uk/teamlondon

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