This year the Faculty of Science and Engineering had 200 students from a multitude of disciplines volunteer for the benefit of their communities.
The President's Volunteer Awards (PVA) – an award ceremony designed to recognise the contribution that University of Limerick students make to their communities both on and off campus through volunteering, was held yesterday in the University Concert Hall. Speaking at the ceremony UL Provost/Deputy President Professor Shane Kilcommins said:
“Your contribution to society goes far beyond the hours dedicated, as the impact of your work will lead to a better society, even by way of the smallest measure, to someone who needs it more. Our student volunteers have committed their time to the community that surrounds us and through that community partnership; this University has supported organisations, in a tangible way.”
This is the 12th year that the University has held the President’s Volunteer awards ceremony and yesterday saw 580 people receive this honour. Since its inception 4,100 students have participated in the programme contributing upwards of 200,000 hours to a plethora of organisations.