Camogie Association announces National Volunteer of the Year Award
The Camogie Association has announced a new National Volunteer of the Year Award to acknowledge the unstinting dedication and work of volunteers to the growth of the Association nationwide.
The announcement by the Camogie Association coincides with a nationwide celebration of volunteering as today (Friday, October 1st) is officially recognised as National Volunteering Day. Each county will also select their respective Volunteer of the Year.
This is the first year of the initiative and it is hoped that it will further increase the number of volunteers within the Association who contribute in various capacities from coaching and administration to refereeing the game of camogie.
Speaking about the National Volunteer of the Year Award President of the Camogie Association Joan O’Flynn:
“”Each year, within Camogie, thousands of people give freely of their time to coach, to referee, to umpire, to take up administrative positions and to do many other, often unseen, tasks within their clubs and county and at provincial and national level.
The work our volunteers undertake involves a huge amount of effort and a significant personal and family commitment and time. This is very important to Camogie and something that we value very highly and greatly appreciate. This interest and loyalty of Camogie volunteers means that thousands of people get the opportunity to enjoy the game while also making the communities we live in more vibrant, more fun and better connected.””
ò Details on the Camogie Association Volunteer of the Year Award will shortly be available on www.camogie.ie
ò The Volunteer of the Year Award has been devised by the Camogie Association Volunteer and Officer Support Development Committee in conjunction under its national development plan – “”Camogie – Our Game Our Passion 2010 – 2015″”.
ò County Board officers will select the Volunteer of the Year within their respective county. Further details will be announced on www.camogie.ie
ò National Volunteering Day is administered by The Volunteers Centre of Ireland under the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.
ò 2011 is marked as the European Year of Volunteering.