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Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards


Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards

Status: Ongoing

Belfast United Kingdom
Print this page City population: 28096219.3% over 60Practice started in 2010

Summary

The Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards, supported by Volunteer Now, are an opportunity for Belfast-based community and voluntary groups and organisations to recognize their volunteers who are aged 60 years and over.The awards celebrate the considerable contribution and positive impacts that older volunteers make to the work of a wide variety of Belfast organisations and groups across five different award categories:•The Marie Mathews Participation Award recognizes an individual volunteer who epitomizes the idea 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 recognizes an individual volunteer who gives their time in the arts and cultural sector.•The Older Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual volunteer whose contribution from October 2013 to September 2014 has made a significant difference to the organisation, service users or other volunteers.•The Team or Group Award recognizes a team or group of volunteers who deliver a specific project or programme or who work within the same section or area of a group or organisation.•The Inter-generational Team Award recognizes a team or group of volunteers who support or deliver an inter-generational project.Information about the winners and their voluntary work is provided on the City Council’s website.

Website: http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/community/Volunteering/oldervolunteerawards.aspx

Key facts

Main target group: Older people in general

Other target group(s): OLder Volunteers

Sector(s): Labor

Other issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:
  • Ageism
  • Accessibility
  • Technologies
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • Inequities
  • Intergenerational activities

Contact details

Name: McEvoy, Gillian

Email address: mcevoyg@belfastcity.gov.uk

Preferred language(s): English

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