Public Asked To Recognise Kindness in County Leitrim by Nominating a Volunteer

Public Asked To Recognise Kindness in County Leitrim by Nominating a Volunteer

Volunteer Ireland Awards 2018 Now Open For Nominations

Leitrim Volunteering Information Service is calling on the public to help us recognise kindness in their communities by nominating a volunteer for the national Volunteer Ireland Awards. The awards were launched by Ireland’s Got Mór Talent Presenter James Kavanagh.

Each year Leitrim VIS asks the public to nominate the volunteers in their lives to allow us to shine a light on what goes on behind the scenes in communities across County Leitrim every day. There are eleven different award categories, along with the prestigious Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year award.

According to Bernie Donoghue, Leitrim VIS Manager “Over 1 million people in Ireland volunteer but many of us don't see all the amazing volunteering that happens around the country, on a daily basis. We want to recognise and share the stories of the people who help their neighbours, who save lives, who plant flowers and who generally make their communities a better place to live. But we need the public’s help.”

Each volunteer that is nominated will receive a special thank you card from Volunteer Ireland for their hard work and dedication. The nominations will eventually be whittled down to a shortlist of outstanding volunteers who will be invited with their family and friends to an awards ceremony in Dublin in December where they will be honoured and celebrated.

Nominations can be made online here  and will remain open until Friday 5th October.

For more information:

Amy Woods, Volunteer Ireland – 085 717 9261 or Caillin Reynolds, Leitrim Volunteering Information Service, Caillin@ldco.ie 07196-31715

 


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Funding

This project received grant aid from the Leitrim Development Company Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish government under the Rural Development Programme 2007 - 2012 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas.