Volunteer Ireland works to promote and celebrate volunteering in Ireland through campaigns such as National Volunteering Week and the Volunteer Ireland Awards. I had volunteered my time with them, and they asked me to meet and photograph one of their Volunteer Ireland Award nominees. I met Veronica Lucas at the Tallaght hospital where she volunteers her time helping those with chronic illness. I sat in on one of her sessions, and and was inspired by her passion and energy to help those in the community when they need it the most.
To find out more about her story, and if she won an award on the night, click here: www.volunteer.ie/events/volunteer-ireland-awards/previous-years/volunteer-ireland-awards-2012/nominees/
To find out more about the work that Volunteer Ireland do, and how you can get involved, click here: www.volunteer.ie