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Aug 24, 2017

Nominations Open for 10th Volunteer Ireland Awards


The Search Is On for Longford’s Best Volunteers!

We have super volunteers here in Longford. Why not nominate them for the annual Volunteer Ireland Awards. These awards provide an opportunity to showcase this diverse group of people and say thank you for their remarkable work.

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The Search Is On for Longford’s Best Volunteers!

We have super volunteers here in Longford. Why not nominate them for the annual Volunteer Ireland Awards. These awards provide an opportunity to showcase this diverse group of people and say thank you for their remarkable work.

Anyone can nominate a volunteer, and the ten categories are:

  • Animals and Environment
  • Arts, Culture and Media
  • Campaigning and Awareness Raising
  • Children and Youth
  • Community
  • Safety and Emergency Services
  • Health and Disability
  • Social Work and Social Inclusion
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Outstanding Group

 

This year sees the introduction of a new award for groups, to recognise the teams of volunteers across the country that work together to make a difference. There will also be a special commendation for Volunteer Manager of the Year. Every single person nominated for an award will receive a special ‘thank you’ card from Volunteer Ireland.

All shortlisted applicants are automatically eligible for the overall Volunteer of the Year Award. Nominations close at midnight on Friday 6th October and can be made online at www.volunteer.ie. The Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year Award along with the ten category winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on Friday 1st December in the Radisson Hotel, Sligo. The event fittingly coincides with the closing ceremony that ends Sligo’s year as the European Volunteering Capital. All shortlisted nominees along with their guests will be invited to the ceremony to enjoy a much-deserved night of celebration.

For further information log on to www.volunteer.ie or contact Terri Doherty, Co-ordinator of Longford Volunteer Centre on 087- 2915367


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