Community Hero Award 2021

The Community Hero Award is a lifetime achievement award honouring a volunteer who has made an extraordinary contribution to a good cause.

Congratulations to Seamus O’Doherty, President of Hillview Sports Club, Clonmel, for winning the 2021 Community Hero Award!

Seamus O' Doherty

This award is a unique collaboration between the Volunteer Ireland Awards and The Wheel’s Charity Impact Awards. It aims to shine a light on those remarkable individuals who, year after year, dedicate their time and energy to supporting a community and voluntary organisation, club or association.

This Award does not have an entry or voting period. 

Noelle Fitzsimons

Meet the 2020 Community Hero

The 2020 Community Hero Award was awarded to Noelle Fitzsimons who have spent the past 30 years supporting the victims of crime in court, all in a voluntary capacity. In 2019 alone, Noelle gave 163 days of her own time to providing much needed support to over 200 victims and victims’ families of such crimes as domestic violence, theft, burglary, murder, sexual abuse, among others. She played a key role in establishing Victim Support at Court V-SAC.