Launch of nomination portal for  recognition of volunteers who made a contribution during the pandemic

 Portal now open at

  • Local authorities, PPNs, volunteer involving organisations and volunteer centres asked to nominate volunteers from their communities before closing date or 13th April
  • Events will take place during national volunteer week to recognise their contribution

 Minister of State in the Department of Rural and Community Development, Joe O’ Brien  TD, today  launched  the Volunteer Ireland nomination web portal which will  accept nominations from relevant organisations of volunteers who have made a contribution to their community during the pandemic.  Selected volunteers will then be invited to attend events in their County during national volunteer week. In line with the National Volunteering Strategy, the events will help to  promote and highlight the unique value and contribution of volunteers to Irish society, they will also provide an opportunity for Government to acknowledge how important volunteering is to the well-being of our communities.

Announcing the launch of the portal this week, Minister O’Brien said:

Thousands of volunteers around the country ensured that the most vulnerable and hard to reach members of our community were supported throughout the pandemic, through numerous initatives including the Community Call. Their contribution, no matter how small, was absolutely crucial and my Department is working with Volunteer Ireland  to recognise this.”

 Recognition of volunteers who made a contribution during the pandemic – nomination portal now open!

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