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Values in Action awards

Our values- Dynamic, Courageous, Compassionate and Inclusive are at the heart of what we stand for.

They are the foundation of our culture, behaviours and ways of working. Our values are the way we talk about who we are and who we want to be.

The Values in Action awards are a fantastic way to recognise the great things individuals and teams (no more than 20 people) do to bring these values to life in what they do.

The awards are for volunteers and staff – anyone can nominate anyone and at any time throughout the year! We recognise a significant contribution with a certificate and an exceptional contribution with a certificate and a badge.

Nominate someone for a values award

Logo for the British Red Cross values in action awards

The Values in Action Awards forum is made up of staff and volunteers from across the organisation. They meet to assess the Values in Action and Young Humanitarian Award nominations. Forum meetings take place in: February / April / June / August / October / December.

Young Humanitarian award

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 staff and volunteers at the British Red Cross whose work bring our values to life. This could be through exceptional leadership skills or playing a key role in a Red Cross project or campaign.

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A picture of the bad awarded to people who win the British Red Cross Young Humanitarian Award

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.

Arrow icon Suggest someone for UK honours or the Queen's badge of honour

A photograph of the badge given to people who win the Queen's Badge of Honour Award from the British Red Cross

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.

The badge awarded to people who have worked or volunteered for the British Red Cross for 20 years

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