Friends of Aine is excited to share that its volunteer facilitators will be honored with the 2021 Volunteer Service Award in the Group category during Volunteer NH’s 2021 Spirit of NH Awards, as announced in the Concord Monitor. Please click here for a print-ready pdf. The award event will be live streamed to YouTube by ConcordTV from the Bank of NH Stage. Nazzy Nazz of 105.5 WJYY will emcee the free event on Wednesday, November 17th from 6:30 to 8 pm.

There are six categories for the Volunteer Service and Volunteer Champion awards. The following winners will be recognized during the live stream event:

  • Group: Friends of Aine Volunteer Facilitators
  • Youth/Young Adult: Anastasia Morrison, Saint Anselm College Meelia Center for Community Engagement
  • Adult: Michelle Berke, HAVEN Violence Prevention & Support Services
  • Senior: Doug Rebidue, Meals on Wheels of Hillsborough County
  • National Service: Cheryl Stevenson, NH Senior Companion Program
  • Volunteer Champion: Bartlett Recreation Department

“We are thrilled that our dedicated volunteers – who give so much of their personal time, talent, and energy to compassionately help grieving children and teens – will be publicly honored for their service,” says Christine Phillips, Co-Founder, Friends of Aine. “Our organization is humbled and grateful to be counted among the deserving winners of Volunteer NH’s 2021 Spirit of NH Awards.”

Visit to add the Spirit of NH Awards live stream event to your Google, Apple, or Outlook calendar. Follow the organization’s Facebook page for event updates and to vote for the Peoples Choice Award here: Volunteer NH – The 2021 Spirit of NH Awards will be a… | Facebook. The event will be rebroadcast on ConcordTV’s Channel 22 and will be available to view on

The Spirit of NH Awards ceremony is supported by Volunteer NH’s annual sponsors, including: CGI Business Solutions, St. Mary’s Bank, AARP-NH, Bangor Savings Bank, Northeast Delta Dental, Orr & Reno, Coca Cola Beverages Northeast, the Sidebotham Family, and Bernstein Private Wealth Management.