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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 [...]

Sligo Volunteer Centre seeks two new Trustees

By |2020-08-10T06:51:24+01:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Governance, News, strategy, Trustees|

We are currently looking to recruit two new Trustees for our Board of Trustees to help steer our ship for the next two years. The first volunteer Trustee must have communications and publicity expertise. The second role requires legal and governance experience. What's required? We have compiled a complete list of duties and a description for [...]

Sligo Volunteers share their Mid-2020 Experience- Part 3

By |2020-08-04T16:51:25+01:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

This is the third in a series of short interviews 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. Margaret Richardson, Irish Cancer Society driver Margaret Richardson has been a [...]

Sligo Volunteers share their Mid-2020 Experience, Part 2

By |2020-07-27T07:47:54+01:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

This is the second in our series of interviews with volunteers to gain 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. Cristian Castiglione Cristian Castiglione is a volunteer Retail Assistant at the Sligo National Council for [...]

Sligo Volunteers share their Mid-2020 Experience, Part 1

By |2020-07-21T08:30:16+01:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

This is the first in a series of short interviews 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. Feargus Callagy, Samaritan Feargus Callagy, a Samaritan based in Sligo, shares [...]

Our 2019 Annual Report is available

By |2020-07-15T09:44:05+01:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Governance, News, strategy|

The Sligo Volunteer Centre's 2019 Annual Report is published. We are delighted to share our 2019 Annual Report which highlights our key achievements and impacts. It provides a snapshot of who is using our services; our beneficiaries. It describes the challenges we encountered last year and how we tackled them. The report also lays out our [...]

Interview with Centre Manager, Ciara Herity on the current landscape of volunteering in Sligo

By |2020-07-08T16:11:31+01:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: News|

Danielle Nicholson caught up with Ciara Herity, the manager of the Sligo Volunteer Centre to Ciara Herity, Manager of the Sligo Volunteer Centre share insight into the present situation of volunteering in Sligo. Please introduce yourself, tell us about your background and what your role entails. My name is Ciara Herity and I am [...]

Up-skilling can be revitalising | Training courses and learning opportunities we love

By |2020-06-26T11:55:33+01:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: News, Training|

In this period of #holdfirm and #staysafe, we examine our own services and skills. What can we do better? What do we want to do but do not yet have the know-how to do it? What can we improve upon? We strive to improve our services and the information we provide on an ongoing basis. Below [...]

Our top picks: Resources to assist community groups with re-opening

By |2020-06-19T08:37:36+01:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

It's a bit overwhelming to adapt to life post-lockdown. What will this "new normal" look like? At the moment, there are a lot of resources and information out there to help organisations get going. We have collated the resources, websites and sources of information that we have found most helpful. We hope these might assist you [...]

Sligo County Council launches wellbeing one-stop-shop

By |2020-06-03T08:37:38+01:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

We are delighted to work in partnership with Sligo County Council and Healthy Ireland as part of their new wellbeing platform (https://www.sligococo.ie/Wellbeing/). Here, in one place, you can find up-to-date information about what businesses in Sligo are open, tips on staying active and healthy eating, and suggestions for keeping your mental health in check, cocooning with [...]