Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2024 – BASES Volunteer of the Year

31st May 2024

Following the success of the inaugural Volunteer of the Year Award in 2023, BASES will continue, in 2024, to recognise all of the hard work and dedication that BASES receives from all the volunteers working on behalf of the Association. We understand that many members devote much time and energy to their role and are not seeking recognition. However, BASES would not be where it is, were it not for this contribution. As such, we would like to show our appreciation, and to commit to recognising members who contribute in the future.

The Award will be launched on 3 June 2024 at the start of Volunteers' Week 2024, which is an annual celebration of the millions of people who volunteer throughout the UK and runs 3 to 9 June 2024.

Members can nominate BASES members in the following categories:

a) Members

b) Committee members (including members serving on the Board, a Standing Committee, an Advisory Group or a Special Interest Group Steering Committee.

Nominators must have the nominee’s permission to enter them for an Award. Nominations are made by completing and submitting this form. Nominations will close at noon on Monday 19 August 2024. Please mark the email as confidential and in the subject header include BASES Volunteer of the Year. Please send your nominations to: enquiries@bases.org.uk Nominations received after the closing date will not be eligible for consideration.

Awards and prizes:

From all of the applications received, the following will be awarded:

Award: Prize:

  • BASES Volunteer of the Year - 2024 Full covered place at the 2024 BASES Conference^
  • BASES Volunteer (Member) – 2024 Free BASES membership subscription
  • BASES Volunteer (Member) Runner-up Certificate
  • BASES Volunteer (Committee Member) – 2024 Free BASES membership subscription
  • BASES Volunteer (Committee Member) Runner-up Certificate

^ Two-day package (all sessions across Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 November 2024), including accommodation (on Wednesday 20 November 2024) and gala dinner (evening of Wednesday 20 November 2024).

Certificates and prizes will be awarded to the above and will be chosen from the entries by a judging panel, appointed by the Board, whose decision will be final.

The presentation will be made in November at the Gala Dinner within the Annual Conference in Coventry. Full details of the category winners will then be published on the website and within the next edition of The Sport and Exercise Scientist.

Why should you take the time to nominate a BASES member? BASES Volunteer of the Year 2023 - Dr Andy Smith MBE, FBASES said, “I was honoured to be recognised as the BASES Volunteer of the Year in 2023. It meant a lot to me that someone took the time to nominate me, and that the Association acknowledged my contribution. As BASES is built and sustained on voluntary effort, can I encourage colleagues to nominate those who they think have gone the extra mile to make things happen for the profession and scientific discipline.”

To find out more about this new Award, please visit here.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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