Shortlisted nominees, selected from a pool of 60, were in the audience at artsdepot in North Finchley as the winners were announced across 10 categories including overseas volunteer, innovation, volunteer of the year and team of the year, plus the prestigious lifetime achievement in volunteering award, which was handed to Alan Lazarus.

Marsha Gladstone, who won volunteer of the year, said in her acceptance speech: “I wonder how many people are really aware of the huge role volunteers play in making that great success of these organisations possible.”

JVN chairman David Lazarus said: “These awards collectively show that volunteers are truly valued.”

The night was compèred by Lord Daniel Finkelstein and music was provided by acapella group The Four Sons.

The awards were media sponsored by Jewish News.

The Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award           

Marsha Gladstone

The Children’s Aid Committee Award for Youth Volunteering            

Joseph Malinsky

The Grove Award for Young Adult Leadership in Volunteering

Eliezer Gilbert

The Citron Family Award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering

Alan Lazarus

The Bircham Dyson Bell Volunteer Friend of the Community Award

Jack Tailor

The Bridging Trust Award for Interfaith Volunteering

Bonny Newman

The Ros Preston OBE Award for Overseas and International Volunteering

Artur Livshyts

The JVN Award for Voluntary Contribution to Charities Supporting Causes in Israel         

Marc Lester

The JVN Award for Innovation in Volunteering    

Michelle Tamir

The Aston Chase Volunteer Team of the Year Award

The Jami Hospital Visiting Team