About the Volunteer Ireland Awards

The Volunteer Ireland Awards is an awards program that makes a difference. Supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development, It aims to shine a light on the remarkable work of volunteers around the country by celebrating them on a national level. The Volunteer Ireland Awards are a unique opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to ordinary people doing extraordinary work across the country.

The Children’s Grief Centre

Helen Culhane, Director Children’s Grief Project (now renamed the Children’s Grief Centre) was nominated by one of our volunteers, Michelle Walsh in the category of Social Work for the Volunteer Ireland Award 2012. All nominations are adjudicated by a shortlisting team and a panel of judges. Entries are whittled down to 30 shortlisted nominees, who attended an awards ceremony in December of that year. Sr. Helen and the Children’s Grief Centre was one of 10 overall category awardees announced on the night of the Volunteer Ireland Gala Awards Ceremony 2012.

The Volunteer Ireland Award aims to celebrate and recognise the thousands of remarkable people across the country who selflessly gives their time and talent to benefit others.