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Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards 2018

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Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards 2018

Do you know someone, aged 60 or over who volunteers? If you want to recognise them and the difference they make, here’s your chance.

Belfast City Council wants nominations for the annual Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards.  This is a chance to celebrate the difference older volunteers make across the city.

This year’s categories are

  1. Marie Mathews Participation Award: recognises a volunteer who embodies the true spirit of volunteering.
  2. Making a Difference Award: recognises a volunteer whose contribution has made a significant impact to your organisation’s work. This includes arts and culture, health & well-being, environmental projects, community development or any other charitable activity with a benefit to the community or individuals within it.
  3. Team or group Award:  celebrates 2 or more volunteers who are involved in the same project, programme or service within an organisation. Through working together this team or group has made a positive on your group or organisation, service users or other volunteers or staff.
  4. Good Neighbour Award:  recognises someone, not necessarily connected with a group or organisation, who makes a practical difference to others in the neighbourhood or area, improving the quality of people’s lives. Someone who gets the title ‘unsung hero’ because of the things they do, big or small to make life better for people beyond their own immediate family.
  5. The Older Volunteer of the Year Award: recognises an individual volunteer who has made a real impact on or difference to your group or organisation’s work over the last year, October 2017 to September 2018.

 For more information or to make a nomination call 9032 0202 ext 3775, email or visit

The closing date for nominations has been extended to Friday 26 October at 4:30 pm.

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