The Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector, led by Chairperson Dr. Noel Camilleri organised the 10th Edition of the National Volunteer Award 2020. This event is organised under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Republic Dr. George Vella and in collaboration with the Parliamentary Secretary for Sports, Recreation and Voluntary Organisations Dr. Clifton Grima. The aim of the National Award is to give wide recognition to services by volunteers and voluntary organizations within the community, to raise awareness of the exemplary values displayed and to find role models for young people and society with more widely, as well as to acknowledge the important contributions made in various fields.
The award ceremony took place on the 5th December 2020 in occasion of the International Volunteers Day at the Chamber of Commerce, Valletta and was presented by Ms Dorianne Mamo with the participation of the Cospicua Scouts Group Pipe Band.
During the award ceremony Dr George Grech, from Dar tal-Providenza, was awarded the National Volunteer Award 2020 for his involvement with the House of Providence for the past 15 years. Dr. Grech provides a free medical service to residents of the Providence Home, and was the mastermind behind the therapeutic pool project at the same Home.
The Youth Volunteer Award went to Martina Livori from Home Away from Home for her involvement in this organisation in support to youth and children. The Volunteer Organisation Award went to Ħal Far Outreach Centre for their continuous work in support of migrants. WE Media were awarded recognition as Corporate Company that Supports Voluntary Organisations for their support in the organisation of fund raising events and other initiatives on behalf of the Voluntary Sector.
The event, production of MCVS led by Mr Robert Farrugia was aired on TVM 2.
Photos by Kevin Cassar.