Choose an award
We have currently paused work on the Values, Young Humanitarian and Long service awards during the coronavirus outbreak.
Did someone make a special effort to help, something that goes beyond just doing their job? Tell us about a volunteer, staff member or team who has demonstrated the Red Cross' values by giving a person or project some extra support.
Young Humanitarian award
Young volunteers and staff are our future. Do you know someone under 26 who is making a big contribution to our work?
We have created a special award for young people whose work brings one of the British Red Cross’ values to life. This could be through exceptional leadership skills or playing a key role in a Red Cross project or campaign.
UK national honours and Queen's Badge of Honour
When someone has made an outstanding contribution to their community through working or volunteering with the British Red Cross, we can put them forward for a national honour. These include an MBE, OBE or BEM.
We can also nominate people for the Queen’s Badge of Honour, which recognises those who have given outstanding support to the Red Cross. This is an internal award that can only be held by 30 people at any one time.
These suggestions are reviewed by our awards and honours panel and we will work with you on the nomination if we want to put someone forward.
Long service award
As a special thank you, we give long service awards to staff or volunteers who have contributed to the Red Cross' work for a number of years.
Awards are given when people reach five, ten, 20, 30 and 40 years of volunteering or employment. At 40 years, people will receive a special lifetime achievement award.
Our records will keep us informed about when to give eligible staff and volunteers their awards, and we will review them four times a year.