After years of advocating by Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres, the Government has taken the first steps towards a national volunteering strategy!
If you are a volunteer in your community, a volunteer manager or involved in a Not for Profit Organisation, we want to hear your views. Volunteering is facing challenges such as changing demands, demographic changes and a lack of resources. In order for communities to benefit and for all voices to be heard no matter how big or small an input – the Department needs to receive as many submissions as possible.
How do I contribute?
Along with Volunteer Ireland, we are hosting a Consultation on National Volunteering Strategy: Wednesday January 23rd 6pm-8pm: Northside Community Centre. To register to join us - click here https://bit.ly/2D4URBz
This consultation evening will help to inform Sligo Volunteer Centre's submission and Volunteer Ireland's submission. It will also give you some food for thought for your own agencies/individual submission.
If you can't make it, you can still give your thoughts here: https://www.getfeedback.com/r/MFrKA3QC
For more information on the Call for Input see here: https://drcd.gov.ie/community/volunteering-strategy-call-for-input/
GARDA VETTING TRAINING: UPDATED 2019- NEXT TRAINING: February
New legislation brought in May 2016 has brought about significant changes to the vetting system, with further amendments since that date. Sligo Volunteer Centre process vetting on behalf of a number of affiliates. If your organisation would like to avail of the garda Vetting Service, or just find out more, this is the training for you.
Cost: €25 (further €25 to register with the GV service after training)
This event is suitable for not for profit organisations who wish to sign up to our EVetting service. Ideally the attendee will be the person who is going to be administering the vetting in their organisation. It is also suitable for Board Members.