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Recognise Your Older Volunteers!

22 September 2014

Want to celebrate your older volunteers?

If you do then Belfast City Council’s Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards is your organisation’s opportunity to highlight the contribution older volunteers (those aged 60 and over) make to its work.

Now in their fourth year the 2014 Awards feature five categories:

  • Older Volunteer of the Year Award – this award recognises an individual volunteer whose contribution over the last 12 months (October 2013 to September 2014), has made a significant difference to the organisation, services users or other volunteers around them
  • Marie Mathews Participation Award – this recognises an individual volunteer who is a perfect example of volunteering, either through their participation as a volunteer or through their involvement as a volunteer encouraging others to participate.
  • The Arts and Culture Award – this recognises an individual volunteer who gives their time in the arts and cultural sector.
  • Team or Group Award– this recognises a team or group of volunteers delivering a specific project, programme or working within the same section or part of a group or organisation.
  • Intergenerational Award– this award recognises a team or group of volunteers who support or deliver a project involving different age groups.

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Nichola Mallon will also be presenting her ‘Best of Belfast’ Award to one of the category winners.

The Awards are supported by Volunteer Now.

So if you have older volunteers then why not nominate them? You can download a nomination form and guidance notes from www.belfastcity.gov.uk/volunteering or contact Tracy Mawhinney at 028 9032 0202 ext 3775.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 31 October.

2013 winner

2013 Older Volunteer Award winner Malachy Turley receiving his award.