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Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards 2015

16 September 2015

Does your organisation involve older volunteers? Do you have an individual volunteer or a team of volunteers you feel deserve to be recognised?

Then nominate them for nominate them for the Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards 2015!

This year’s Awards are now open for nominations.. This is the 5th year Belfast City Council is offering the opportunity for groups to recognise and celebrate the difference volunteers, aged 60 and over make to their work.

There are five categories:

  • Older Volunteer of the Year Award – this award recognises an individual volunteer whose contribution over the last 12 months, 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. This can be through their participation as a volunteer or through their involvement as a volunteer encouraging others to participate  It can also be someone whose length of service deserves recognition.
  • 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 Older Volunteer Awards are supported by Volunteer Now.

Nomination forms and guidance notes are available at http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/community/Volunteering/oldervolunteerawards.aspx .  The deadline for nominations is Friday 23 October. For more information or a nomination form call 028 9032 0202 ext 3775.

Age-Friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Award Winners 2014

2014 Age-Friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Award Winners.

Age-Friendly Belfast Volunteer Now