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Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards 2018

The Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards, supported by Volunteer Now, are an opportunity for Belfast-based community and voluntary groups and organisations to recognise their volunteers who are aged 60 years and over.

The awards celebrate the considerable contribution and positive impact that older volunteers make to the work of a wide variety of Belfast organisations and groups. 

The 2018 award categories are:

  • Marie Mathews Participation Award: recognises a volunteer who embodies the true spirit of volunteering.

  • 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 and well-being, environmental projects, community development or any other charitable activity with a benefit to the community or individuals within it.

  • Team or Group Award: celebrates two 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

Make a nomination

You can submit your nomination online or by post from Monday 10 September 2018.

The closing date for entries is 4.30pm on Friday 26 October 2018.

Please read our entry guidelines before submitting your nomination.

For more information about the Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards, call us on 028 9032 0202 extension 3775 or email 

Enter online

Enter by email

Download and email your completed form to

Enter by post

Download and post your completed form to:

Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards
Belfast City Council
The Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street

2017 winners

 Category  Winner  Nominated by
Older Volunteer of the Year Award Elizabeth Sillery Agapé Centre, south Belfast
Marie Mathews Participation Award Albert McIntyre Mount Merrion Parish Church minister
Arts and Culture Award Nora Greer Fighting Words Belfast
Take 5 Active Ageing Joan Nicholson Mark Turner
Team or Group Award TinyLife Family Support volunteers Sam Brush, TinyLife




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028 9032 0202 ext 3775