Volunteer Recognition Opportunities

Volunteers are one of the most valuable assets of a rugby organisation. They offer time, effort and expertise and deserve to be recognised and rewarded for their hard work. By entering a volunteer at your grassroots rugby club, school, college or university into the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme, you are giving them the chance to be acknowledged with a wide range of unique opportunities. From watching Eddie Jones’ England team train at the Mitsubishi Motors training facility at Pennyhill Park, to being invited to attend an awards dinner at Twickenham Stadium, and to receiving a range of Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme gifts, the programme is the perfect way to say thank you.

Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards

Do you know a volunteer who has given so much that they deserve to be recognised for their work at the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards?

Outstanding volunteers will be invited to attend one of up to 42 drinks reception events held at a Mitsubishi Motors dealership in various locations throughout England in May and June 2017, at which exclusive Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition prizes – which include a Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme polo shirt – will be awarded along with a certificate.

Each of the 42 events will select one Volunteer of the Year finalist, who will be announced at the local event. These finalists will then be invited to a black tie awards event at Twickenham Stadium – the home of England Rugby – on Friday 15th September 2017, where the three overall winners will be announced and will each receive a Mitsubishi car for the year.

Nominations are currently closed for the Volunteer of the Year Awards. Please check back in January 2018.

Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Gift Range

Dedicated volunteers who have made a contribution to rugby can be nominated to receive a Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme gift item of recognition, chosen by the person who nominates them. Gifts range from beanie hats to umbrellas, sports flasks to hoodies and much more, and are a unique token of appreciation to say thank you to the thousands of unsung heroes that ensure that the game continues to thrive.

Nominations for the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer gift range are open to all clubs.

You can nominate a volunteer who deserves a gift of recognition all year round by submitting the nomination form.

Nominations are currently closed for the Volunteer of the Year Awards. Please check back in January 2018.

Mitsubishi Motors Pre-Match Hospitality

Up to 200 volunteers will be invited to attend the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme hospitality in Twickenham’s bustling West Fan Village ahead of every England home fixture during the RBS 6 Nations 2017 where they will be hosted and can enjoy food and drink alongside fellow volunteers.

Nominations are received from across the game by Constituent Bodies and clubs and are solely for volunteers who already possess a match ticket.

Constituent Bodies and clubs will be contacted in January 2017 to nominate a volunteer for this opportunity.

Exclusive Volunteer Recognition and Reward Experiences

Each Constituent Body has the opportunity to nominate volunteers throughout the season to attend a money-can’t-buy Volunteer Reward Experience as a thank you for their commitment to the game.

These include an invitation to watch the England senior squad train at the Mitsubishi Motors training facility at Pennyhill Park during the RBS 6 Nations 2017. As well as an exclusive opportunity to catch a glimpse of Eddie Jones’ England squad in training, the nominated volunteers will enjoy a three-course lunch, will have the chance to meet with a number of England players for photos and autographs.

Those nominated for a Volunteer Reward Experience by their Constituent Body also have the chance to visit the prestigious Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in May 2017. More exclusive experiences will be announced throughout 2017.

Contact will be made with Constituent Bodies in January 2017 with information on how to nominate volunteers for future recognition opportunities.

RFU President’s Value the Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award

Rugby union has a long and proud tradition of thanking volunteers. Encouraging these traditions at clubs and Constituent Bodies helps maintain the ethos of the game we love.

Ahead of the RBS 6 Nations and Old Mutual Wealth Series in 2017, each Constituent Body will be invited to nominate an exceptional volunteer to attend an England home RBS 6 Nations or Old Mutual Wealth Series fixture with a guest of their choice. The selected volunteers will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of Twickenham Stadium before enjoying lunch with the RFU President in the Spirit of Rugby Hospitality Suite ahead of watching the game. Each volunteer and their guest will also be invited to the post-match function where they will have dinner with the RFU President along with receiving a pair of engraved crystal glasses and bottle of champagne for their hard work and dedication to the game.

Contact will be made with Constituent Bodies in August 2017 to nominate volunteers for the forthcoming season.

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