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Tuesday, 20th October 2020

Louth Volunteer Centre’s first ever Leader Awards

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A group of Louth Volunteer Centre team leaders (and a volunteer) during the Fleadh.

Celebrating legendary community leaders in the Land of legends

2020 has been the ‘Year of the Volunteer’ and it has seen volunteers in our local communities really stepping up to the plate during what has in many ways been the most difficult year in living memory.

Behind many of those volunteers however lies an unsung hero, someone who quietly organises and support the volunteers who make our communities better places for all. A right “annus horriblis”, as the Queen of England so famously said of 1992.

Keeping with the theme they have had all year, “celebrating legends in Louth”, Louth Volunteer Centre wants to recognise those volunteer leaders and show them that they are appreciated. They are looking for your nominations.

Volunteer Centre Manager, Gráinne Berrill said: “Everyone knows someone who leads volunteers in their community, they just might not realise it!

“Is there someone in your local club who always makes sure the stewards have a hot cup of tea when they come in from the cold? Do you know someone who organises everyone to get out for the annual litter clean in your estate? Is there a staff member in a local community organisation who makes sure there are enough volunteers available on a helpline so that support is available for those who need it? We’d love for those people to be nominated for a Louth Volunteer Leader Award so that they can know that what they do is recognised and appreciated”

Everyone who is nominated for an award will receive a thank you card and certificate and three nominees will be presented with an overall award for their area in Louth. The awards are supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Nominations are submitted through and the closing date for submission is midnight Friday 30th October.

If you have any questions about the awards or want to find out more about volunteering in Louth contact the Louth Volunteer Centre team at 0419809008 or

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