Nominations have been flooding in for the Chronicle-backed Feltham Citizen of the Year awards, run by The Centre.
Over the next fortnight, we'll be talking to some of the hard-working volunteers you feel deserve recognition for their selfless work in the community.
Nominees are in with a chance of scooping the coveted Feltham Citizen of the Year title and £1,000 for their favourite charity.
Kind Sylvia even stuffed shaken birds in her bra
Volunteering has become almost a full-time job for 71-year-old Sylvia Panton-Chapman - as she has given up her time to a variety of good causes over the past 30 years.
Sylvia, of New Chapel Square, Feltham, was nominated by Debby Morris from Age Concern, who describes her as 'an inspiration' because of the success of the weekly social club she runs for over-55s at Bedfont Library.
The club meets every Thursday, usually for favourite activities bingo and card games, but Sylvia has also arranged trips to the seaside, restaurant meals and fish suppers.
Sylvia, a retired accounts supervisor, said: "I'm really surprised and pleased to have been nominated for this award, it would be lovely to win it."
Favourite volunteering moments include rescuing two baby coots that had fallen from their nest and tucking them into her bra to keep warm.
Despite her age, Sylvia has no plans to stop volunteering and is even hoping to take on more by turning her hand to raising money for Teddington Hospital.
Vera's spent 20 years helping Feltham folk
Plays, rock 'n' roll shows, Tudor feasts, wartime re-enactments and even skipping workshops, Vera Scott has had a hand in all of them over the years.
As founder of Feltham Arts Association, she has been at the heart of creating art projects which engage with local people for the past two decades.
Vera, of Kent Road, East Molesey, said: "I've always felt very lucky and honoured because you get to work with the entire community, which means there's a lot of talent and enthusiasm to tap into.
"I've always been inspired by the people I work with and those people are the community of Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth."
Over the years she has been involved in organ-ising and fundraising for everything from regular events, such as the Feltham Festival, to major theatrical productions runby commercial directors.
In 1993, Shunting Trains & Flying Planes, a commissioned play about Feltham starring local people, drew a 1,000-strong audience and letters of appreciation from people in the area.
Ruth Wood, of Feltham Arts Association, said: "Vera has made such a difference through her uplifting arts activities, providing inspiration to local people and giving them opportunities they might otherwise not have had."
Over the moon to be of service
'Exceptional' teen Adam Field was nominated for generously stepping in to keep a local football team alive by volunteering as manager and coach.
The 16-year-old, of Sydney Road, Feltham, knew the Whitton Wanderers under-sevens side had been without a leader for some time, leaving the youngsters with no chance to play in a team of their own.
Adam,who attends Longford Community School in Feltham, took over both roles and even created a website for the team in his spare time.
Giving something back
Modest volunteer Nina Vile was delighted to have her 14 years service at Feltham Age Concern recognised with a nomination for the Citizen of the Year awards.
"It's a lovely thought," said the 78-year-old, who celebrated her birthday last week with pals from the charity. "I really enjoy my time there and they're all so sweet. We've had some really good times together."
Nina, of Beeston Way, Feltham, mans the reception at the charity's offices in Feltham Lodge, Harlington Road West, and enjoys giving something back to the community.
"Being able to help people and reassure them when they have a problem is a really nice feeling," she said.
"As long as they still want me to come along, I'll be here."