Park Protector Volunteer of the Year Awards
My job as Volunteer Development Officer for Northumberland National Park is a privilege. I get to meet and support so many amazing people who all want to freely give their time and skills to help us to conserve and promote this wonderful place.
With so many incredible people contributing so much, it’s a really difficult job to nominate just one or two people for the Campaign for National Parks ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award. A nice problem to have! This year I nominated Jessica Davison, not only for the quality and breadth of her involvement in a difficult pandemic interrupted year, but also because of the personal development she has experienced as a young person and the enthusiasm and positivity that she has shown throughout.
When I contacted Jess to ask her permission to nominate her for ‘Volunteer of the Year’, she was surprised and humble, but pleased. When I contacted her to say that she’d been shortlisted to the final five, she was delighted and remarked that it had “brightened her lockdown”. You can read more about why I nominated Jess below, and if you agree with me that she is thoroughly deserving of the award you can vote for her from the following link – the closing date is soon on Wednesday 10th March: