Case Study- Cheryl Brohier- Sligo Centre for Ind. Living


Name: Cheryl Brohier

Position: Office Administrator Volunteer

Organisation: Sligo Centre for Independent Living Ltd

  1. What volunteer role did you do/are you doing?

* English Tutor to migrants (Failte Isteach) – mid 2013 to June 2015

* Fleadh Cheoil 2014 & 2015 (Fleadh Office) – 6 to 8 weeks

* Tutor – Basic Internet Skills (Sligo Leader) – Feb to June 2015

* Office Administrator Sligo CIL – mid 2013 until now

  1. Why did you apply/decide to volunteer?

When I moved to Ireland in October 2012 (from Belgium) there were no jobs available. I wished to integrate into the Irish system as soon as possible so registered for a course at JobClub in December. I was then advised to check out volunteer jobs as an intermediary measure since job vacancies were still scarce.

  1. Why did you apply/decide to contact Sligo Volunteer Centre?

Josette Newman from Sligo Leader advised me to take a look at website.

  1. If you applied to volunteer to improve your career- do you think it helped?

The variety of volunteer jobs have certainly helped me develop extra skills.

  1. Would you recommend Sligo Volunteer Centre to your family/friends?

Yes, definitely.

  1. Any other comments?

Thank you for your quick and helpful response to every application I made for the above voluntary jobs.

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