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Supporting Local Charities this Christmas – Charity Gifting

By |2020-11-24T12:18:17+00:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Charity, Fundraising, Giving|

Tis the season to be jolly! I can’t speak for everyone – but in this most unusual of years for me ‘stuff’ has become less important, and its more about the people in our lives, the freedom in being able to move around and the simple things in life. You don’t know what you have got [...]

Reflections on National Volunteering Week 2020

By |2020-10-13T11:40:58+01:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: News|

Running last week, September 21st to the 27th, National Volunteering Week 2020 was packed with a range of well-being activities aimed at giving thanks to the local volunteering communities. We, at the Sligo Volunteer Centre, organised a varied, week-long series of events to appeal to as many volunteers as [...]

Sligo Volunteers share their Mid-2020 Experience- Part 6

By |2020-09-29T07:52:14+01:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

Martina Brennan is the Coordinator of the Friendly Call Service in Moylough, in south County Sligo. Volunteer Ireland caught up with Martina for a chat about the importance of the service, what she gets out of it and why volunteers are so important. Martina has been the Coordinator of the Friendly Call Service since it was [...]

Collection of Stories of Volunteering During COVID-19 Launched

By |2020-09-24T13:55:47+01:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News, Recognition|

National Volunteering Week 2020 officially kicked off Monday morning, September 21st with the launch of How Irish Communities Stepped Up To The Mark: Stories Of Irish Volunteering During COVID-19: a collection of heartfelt stories to showcase the impact of volunteering on all corners of society in recent months. PHOTO: Mark Stedman Ciara Herity, Sligo [...]

Meet the volunteers! Join “Talk Thursday”, September 24th at 12pm

By |2020-09-22T08:17:39+01:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: News|

As our fourth event in National Volunteering Week 2020, Talk Thursday on September 24th at noon aims to showcase a smattering of Sligo's volunteer-involving groups who are currently seeking new people to join their forces. This event allows participants to ask the questions and hear the real-life experiences of a volunteer or someone who works within [...]

County Sligo thanks Volunteer Heroes during National Volunteering Week 2020

By |2020-09-14T14:45:49+01:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: News, Recognition|

National Volunteering Week 2020's programme was launched Monday, September 7th with a focus on thanking volunteers across the country and supporting their health and well-being. Representatives from Aware, ALONE, Irish Cancer Society and Women’s Aid joined Volunteer Ireland to initiate the campaign and say thank you to all volunteers who have given so much. National Volunteering [...]

Sligo Volunteers share their Mid-2020 Experience- Part 5

By |2020-09-10T08:38:36+01:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News, Recognition|

This is our fifth in a series of interviews with volunteers to gain their insight on volunteering during COVID-19. We thank everyone who took some time to speak with us about their volunteering experience in 2020. This week, we meet Adrian McDonagh who is from Sligo. He has been a Big Brother volunteer with the Foróige [...]

Do you know a volunteer superhero? Volunteer Ireland Awards needs to know!

By |2020-08-24T09:35:56+01:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Awards, News, Recognition|

From now until the first of October, we are calling on you to nominate exceptional, 'superhero' volunteers deserving of the honour and recognition of the national volunteering awards. One outstanding nominee will be named Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year in December.  According to Ciara Herity, Sligo Volunteer Centre Manager “We have an impressive culture of volunteering [...]

Sligo Volunteers share their Mid-2020 Experience- Part 4

By |2020-08-18T08:02:19+01:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

Here is our fourth short interview with volunteers to gain their perspectives on volunteering in the time of COVID-19. We thank all of those who took the time to chat with us about their experience with volunteering in 2020. This time we meet Allyson Power who has been a Big Sister volunteer with the Foróige Big [...]

The #StepUpForSligo Volunteering Initiative

By |2020-08-13T11:42:08+01:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News, Recognition|

Amazed, but not surprised, at the immediate and huge response of the Sligo community to roll up their sleeves and help those most in need as we all adapted to life under COVID-19, Sligo Public Participation Network (https://www.sligoppn.com, Sligo PPN) invited us to join forces and contribute to the Step Up for Sligo initiative. None of [...]