Award recipient Hannah Finlay, Maureen Larkin, Volunteer Co-ordinator EA, Amy Boyd, former award recipient and guest speaker, Niamh Doyle, award recipient, and Rosie Cary, Senior Youth Worker EA.
TWO young volunteers from the Southern area have received prestigious awards.
Volunteer Now, with the support of the Department of Education through the Education Authority, recognised exceptionally inspirational young volunteers at a special evening through the MV Ultimate Award.
Hannah Finlay, who volunteers with the Epic Centre in Armagh, and Niamh Doyle received their awards at an event hosted by Volunteer Now in Belfast Castle just before Christmas.
The awards were given in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by both girls in the area of volunteering within the Youth Service.
The girls were nominated for the award by staff members who had the opportunity to see them mature and evolve through their involvement in the Youth Service over the last number of years.
Millennium Volunteers is a wonderful opportunity for young people to be recognised for their efforts and dedication to the advancement of young people from their own area.
Both girls have had the opportunity of new experiences and challenges, making new friends, improving job opportunities, learning new skills and having fun whilst improving the life experiences of other young people.
Amy Boyd, a former recipient of the award, was asked to speak about her volunteering journey at the awards evening and the impact it has had upon her.
If anyone is interested in volunteering within the Youth Service or would like any information about opportunities in their area contact Rosie Carey at Newry Youth Resource Centre on 3025 1515.