Comedian Richard Blackwood led the tributes to a group of tireless teenage volunteers who were honoured at a ceremony in Hammersmith last week.
Mr Blackwood was the guest of honour at the third annual Vinvolved Youth Project Awards Ceremony, which recognised the work of teenagers who give up their free time to provide vital support to west London charities, schools and other needy organisations.
The glitzy, Oscar-themed ceremony, complete with red carpet, was held at Hammersmith Town Hall in King Street and featured a set by Mr Blackwood, as well as music and DJs by local artists. More than 300 people attended.
Awards were given to sixty teenagers, split into two categories - the V50 for those that have completed 50 hours of volunteering and the Vimpact for those with more than 150 hours under their belts.
The gongs were presented by west London's six mayors, including H&F councillor Adronie Alford.
Major beneficiaries of the kids' work have been Hammersmith and Fulham Action on Disability and Active Planet sports charity.
Ember Hibbert, the Vinvolved project manager, said many organisations would struggle without the contribution of volunteers.
"The work our volunteers do can't be underestimated, in many cases it's vital and many projects couldn't survive without them.
"There's so much negativity around young people but this just goes to show that there is also a lot of good happening in west London.
"This ceremony is a great way of showing our appreciation of their work and letting them know just what a fantastic job they do."
Vinvolved is a youth project based at the Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre in King Street.