R2R: COVID-19 HIDDEN HEROES

A Special Thank You for the Pandemic Volunteers

We are absolutely delighted to be relaunching Room to Reward with a special campaign to recognise the extraordinary efforts of volunteers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. From hospitals, testing and vaccination centres to helping those most vulnerable in their community through shopping, companionship and much, much more, the last year has brought the dedication of these Hidden Heroes into national focus. Now, it’s time to say thank you!

How It Works

We are looking for nominations from hospitals, NHS organisations, charities, community groups….. anyone who has relied on the generosity and commitment of their volunteers during the last year. Tell us what they’ve done, how they made a difference and the impact of their actions. We will then enable them to take a well-earned, complimentary break in one of our wonderful hotel partners. As this is a special campaign, it will run slightly differently to the regular nomination process.

The Important Stuff

  • Nominations open on the 1st of June – Volunteers’ Week
  • Nominations must be for volunteering efforts made specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Each organisation can make one nomination
  • Nominations must be a minimum of 100 words and sent by email to team@roomtoreward.org.
  • Nominations must be made by a senior person within the organisation. Please include your name and job information in the email.

Please Note – Given the extraordinary impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, we need to ensure demand on our hotel partners is carefully managed as they reopen. Many are anticipating to be extremely busy for much of the rest of 2021. This may impact the availability, number and range of hotels to choose from. It also means we may need to stagger nomination approval so bookings are fair for both the Hidden Heroes and our hotel partners. We also know that the pandemic is not over and therefore there is no expectation on any nominated volunteers to take their break until they feel fully comfortable and ready to do so. If you have any questions please contact Joe on joe@roomtoreward.org.

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  • Recognizing the outstanding contribution of volunteers is exceptionally important, and very motivational. This reward scheme is absolutely perfect. By allowing me to select volunteers who have gone the extra mile, without a restriction on their length of service, age, or task has been warmly received by the whole clinical team. Whilst not wanting recognition for what they do, our Volunteers who have received a “Hidden Hero” award have all said “you have no idea how lovely that break was.” The gratitude expressed by those who have been nominated has resulted in a greater contribution towards our charity and the urge to do even more for our patient. We are so very grateful and proud to be a charity partner.”

    Macmillan Caring Locally
    Macmillan Caring Locally Anita Rigler, Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • An absolutely fantastic idea to reward the people we value the most. Lovely customer service and it was made so easy for us. Our volunteer was actually speechless when we gave her the certificate. Well done all.”

    The Dorset Children’s Foundation
    The Dorset Children’s Foundation Patsy Hallmey, Founder
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