The Community Liaison Office in the Student Affairs Division hosted its 12th Annual PVA Ceremony on Tuesday 29th November in the University Concert Hall. University of Limerick students who contributed more than 27,000 volunteer hours to more than 150 organisations, charities and clubs both at home and abroad, were praised and recognised for their outstanding civic engagement.
The Ceremony saw 580 students receive gold, silver, bronze or COVID President Volunteer Awards based on the hours contributed to the host organisations during the 2021/22 academic year.
A minimum of 20 volunteer hours were required by each registered student to participate in the programme which is run under the auspices of studentvolunteer.ie. UL has awarded more than 4,660 students for their volunteering since the programme began in 2010.
Organisations who have benefitted from student volunteers include ISPCC/Childline Limerick, Midwest Simon Community, Irish Cancer Society, Irish Red Cross, AWARE, Barnardo’s Ireland, Hope Foundation, Scouting Ireland and GAA Clubs across the country to name but a few.
Our vision for UL is to provide an outstanding student experience, to actively serve our communities and to contribute to the civil, social and cultural life of the Shannon Region and beyond. The President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) at UL draws on a long-established student volunteering culture.