Marsh Young Volunteer Awards with RBGK

These Awards will recognise members of the Youth Explainer volunteer programme at Kew Gardens.

The programme is for 14-17 year olds from a range of backgrounds and abilities, many of whom would not have visited Kew before. The young people are encouraged to make their own learning resources, to engage the public with the Gardens, and are given the opportunity to shadow adult volunteers.

There are three Awards: Most Committed, Best Learner and Best Team Player

Minashi Guruge, Honey Pandya and Lavish Kamal Kumar 2018

Minadhi Guruge is this year’s Most Committed Volunteer. Minadhi has won this Award for having volunteered the most hours as a Youth Explainer.

Honey Pandya is the Best Team Player this year. Honey has consistently proved her ability to work well with others and support her peers. She is a great ambassador for young people at Kew and get involved with a number of activities outside the Youth Explainers programme.

Lavish Kamal Kumar is this year’s Best Learner, continually striving to learn more and develop his volunteering skills.