CMI’s Volunteer of the Year

Celebrating volunteering excellence amongst the CMI community

What is the Volunteer of the Year Award?

The winner of the Volunteer of the Year Award will hold a volunteer position on a CMI or IC Regional Board, Hub or other board or committee and will have demonstrated CMI’s values, and shown a high level of commitment, dedication, leadership and impact that has delivered against CMI's strategic objectives.

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Motivation and Reward

Being nominated for the CMI Awards is a huge achievement in itself, celebrating hard work and the impact being made



Our prestigious judging panel will review and determine who is exemplifying best practice and the highest standards the profession can offer



The CMI Awards are globally recognised, so look great on a person's CV or as CPD

How to apply

Do you hold a position on a CMI Regional Board or other board and committee and have demonstrated CMI's values? Have you shown a high level of commitment, dedication, leadership and impact that has delivered against CMI's strategic objectives? Then you could be our next Volunteer of the Year.

The Volunteer of the Year will demonstrate:

  • CMI’s values through everything they do: Progressive, professional, passionate, practical
  • CMI’s Strategic objectives
  • CMI Professional Standards
  • Supporting CMI's Misson to increase the number and standard of professionally qulified managers

View the full criteriaRules and regulations

Nominations are now closed

Awards Timeline

Shortlist announced

  • Nominations open 10th Jan 2023
  • Nominations close 1st June 2023
  • Shortlist announced 3rd July 2023
  • Winner Announced Autumn 2023

Meet the judges

Entries for the CMI Awards come from a wide range of organisations and individuals across a variety of sectors and fields therefore, we select our judges to be able to reflect this experience. The Volunteer of the Year award judges are hand-picked and are all senior experts in their fields

Ian Doherty
Director of Membership, CMI
CMI President Bruce Carnegic-Brown
Bruce Carnegie Brown

Immediate Past President, CMI
Dilshad Sheikh

Dean and the Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, Arden University