Local Ring of Gullion Youth Rangers, Divij (16) and Ria Prajapati (17), collected their 200-hour Millennium Volunteer Award at a glamorous award ceremony, held by Volunteer Now, at Titantic Belfast on Wednesday 28th February.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Roisin Mulgrew said, “Divij and Ria are an outstanding example of our local young people, they have both volunteered over 270-hours of their free time to the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership, based in Crossmaglen and Cancer Research UK, based at Daisy Hill Hospital. It is fantastic to see their volunteering recognised through the Millennium Volunteer Award.”
“I would recommend volunteering to anyone who would like to learn new skills and give back to the community at the same time,” said Ria.
“It is heart-warming to know that you helped out a cause or charity that you care about and that your efforts will help others,” added Divij.
The Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership is very proud of our Youth Rangers and hope that their achievements inspire other young people to volunteer and become Youth Rangers this summer.
The Ring of Gullion Youth Ranger Programme runs for two-weeks in July and provides 14-17 year olds the opportunity to explore the Ring of Gullion whilst learning useful outdoor skills and carrying out practical conservation work. Applications for the 2018 Youth Ranger Programme opens on 1st March 2018; for more information visit here.