These awards are intended to celebrate the volunteers in our city who bring many economic and social benefits through their voluntary activities. The ceremony will be held on 4 June 2014 and is by invitation only.

So now you have to identify the volunteers whose contributions should be recognised.

Then you can nominate them online here. The closing date is 7 April 2014 at 6pm.

In 2013 Alison Drever, a Volunteer Adviser, Benefits Specialist and Case Checker for Citizen’s Advice Edinburgh Leith Bureau was selected by Edinburgh’s Lord Provost and Volunteering Ambassador Donald Wilson as “Inspiring Volunteer of the Year 2013”

Laura Plumb, Advice Services Co-ordinator at the Leith Bureau said that: “Alison’s commitment and contribution to Leith CAB and our clients has been exemplary over the last 16 years, not only has Alison been a valued adviser with a particular expertise in benefits, but she has also been our Tribunal representative for our clients in benefits Tribunals. Alison is very organised and methodical, and her skills and knowledge are invaluable to both clients and fellow advisers who frequently consult her on the more complex aspects of benefits, as well our trainee advisers as Alison is also one of our more experienced mentors and helps to train new volunteers in the skills of advising, and she always goes the extra mile to resolve her client’s problems”.

Watch this short film about why Alison won the award