Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2023 – BASES Volunteer of the Year

1st June 2023

BASES is celebrating 30 years in 2023. To mark this achievement, the Board has introduced a new Award in recognition of all 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 new Award was launched on 1 June 2023 at the start of Volunteers' Week 2023, which is an annual celebration of the millions of people who volunteer throughout the UK and runs 1 to 7 June 2023.

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 21 August 2023. 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 - 2023 Full covered place at the 2023 BASES Conference^
  • BASES Volunteer (Member) – 2023 Free BASES membership subscription
  • BASES Volunteer (Member) Runner-up Certificate
  • BASES Volunteer (Committee Member) – 2023 Free BASES membership subscription
  • BASES Volunteer (Committee Member) Runner-up Certificate

^ Two-day package (all sessions across Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November 2023), including accommodation (on Thursday 16 November 2023) and gala dinner (evening of Thursday 16 November 2023). 

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

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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