St. Enda’s boys earn Volunteer awards

April 3rd, 2014 | General News, Youth News

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Congratulations to Ciaran O’Doherty, Conor Tierney and Eamon Clarke who, this evening (Thurs), will receive Millennium Volunteer Awards at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast in recognition of their volunteer work at St. Enda’s.

The boys have been regular volunteers at weekly Gaelic Start coaching sessions as well as being helpers at the annual Summer Camp, and have clocked up a minimum of 200 hours which will earn them a Gold award at tonight’s presentation function.

Several other youth members are currently participating in the Millennium Volunteer scheme and are expected to receive their awards next November. The scheme is open to anyone aged 14-25 years and who want to have their commitment, skills and experience recognised.

Millennium Volunteers has been designed to be as simple as possible and to work around young people and their studies, job, hobbies and anything else they have got going on.  As part of the programme volunteers get a certificate backed by St. Enda’s and the Department of Education after their first 50, 100 and 200 hours of volunteering.

Along with the support and training which organisations such as St. Enda’s provide, the volunteers also get something that looks great on their CV as well as job and UCAS applications and is endorsed by employers and universities.

The scheme proves that it pays to volunteer at St. Enda’s and we are always looking for members to help with the coaching of youth teams and to carry out other work around the club. If you are interested in getting enrolled on the Millennium Volunteer programme contact Vicky O’Hagan on 07725 356876 or ohaganv@hotmail.com.