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Dean of Students' Leadership Award for Volunteering

Dean's Leadership Awards for Volunteering Applications Process 2022

Deadline for applications EXTENDED TO Friday 15th April 2022
Deadline for third-party nominations EXTENDED TO Monday 11th April 2022
Noninating from an organisation external to Trinity? Click here for an MSWord form. Civic Engagement Officer, Simone Cameron-Coen at

Check-list for 2022 Applications

  • Completed online application form
  • Contact details for 2 references included in form (one is for back-up)
  • One completed reflection pdf
  • Description: With this award, Trinity acknowledges students who have contributed significantly to an organisation/individual. Recipients should have a clearly defined leadership role within the organisation that involves managing other people, being accountable for projects/initiatives, and motivating other students to volunteer.
    Eligibility: Self-nomination or 3rd party nomination. In the case of self-nomination, the applicant will have to provide signed verification from the organisation/ individuals confirming the basic facts (i.e. nature of role, duration of role).
    Evaluation: Evaluation will be based on (1) a self-assessment form by the applicant and (2) testimonials from people in the organisation above and below the applicant.(3) one reflection using the Online Guided Reflection Tool. In addition to fulfilling the criteria for the Contribution category, the self-assessment and testimonials must provide evidence that the applicant has, among other things:

  • taken on a high level of accountability and responsibility in named projects and initiatives;
  • filled a specific leadership role in the organisation and managed/ recruited other people;
  • exceeded the requirements of the role/task they have undertaken;
  • carried out their contribution over a sustained period of time;
  • learned and applied key management skills (e.g. communication, HR skills, project management, event management);
  • reflected personally on their approach to leadership, and the reasons they took on a leadership role;
  • reflected personally on the impact and value their leadership has had on them and the organisation/society/individuals.
  • Application: Applications Forms need to be completed by 15th April 2022.
    If you are an organization nominating a student, please use the third-party nomination form by Monday 11th April 2022 The student will be notified of his/her nomination and invited to apply.

    Successful Applicants 2020

    Congratulations to the following students for their success in the 2020 awards:

    Claire Barry; Ruth Brennan; Aidan Carolan; Jack Coen-Doyle; Tessa Conway; Kieran Gormley; Jerzy Jaskuc; Rachel Larney; Ross McCann; Peter Menzies; Alexander John Noble; Kate O'Connell Nicola; O'Corrbuí; Daniel O'Reilly; Eavan O'Riorda; Julia Piaskowy; Maghnus Shaw; Alicia Sweeney; Dirk van Breda; Alessia Vecchio; Fiona Walshe

    Successful Applicants 2019

    Congratulations to the following students for their success in the 2019 awards:

    Aishling Ruigrok; Anna McCollum; Dhruv Kumar; Diarmuid Hough; Emily O'Sullivan; Emma de Sousa; Emma Rodgers; James Cotter; Sean Cassidy; Lauren McDonald; Lucy Ward; Marie-Louise O'Callaghan; Meave Walsh; Naayema Hussaini; Paul Nolan; Rachel Buckley; Roisin Doyle-Bakare; Sally-Anne McCarthy.