This National Volunteering Week (NVW) we want to showcase what we get up to here in Sligo Volunteer Centre and how we can help people. We have compiled a few stories from volunteers and non-profits who have used our service. This is the first of these stories and this one comes from Sean Forde. Our good friend [...]
NATIONAL VOLUNTEERING WEEK 17TH-23RD MAY #NVW2021 #SmallActionsBigImpact National Volunteering Week is almost here and we have 2 great events online plus a coffee promotion to tell you about. - Curious about volunteering? Register on www.I-VOL.ie and come along to a Zoom Volunteer Information Session on Thursday 20th May @1pm Sign up here (https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/142700235245) - Involved [...]
The idea of Social Prescribing is that in addition to the prescription or referrals for counselling etc. a GP can offer someone who is feeling low, they can chat with a Social Prescribing Co-Ordinator who will help them develop an action plan for health and wellbeing by engaging in community activities or other social settings.
Not the most exciting of topics - but a very necessary one. We were delighted to have Kathya O' Neill with us to deliver a short overview of the Charities Regulator and Charities Governance Code as well as some practical financial basics for not for profits. Kathya is a Trustee on our Board, a Chartered Accountant [...]
See details and recording of the first of our Spring Tips and Tricks series where we cover Tips for enhancing your online presence with your social media.
It has been a tough few weeks. Here at Sligo Volunteer Centre we are trying our best to share as many free resources that we can find that people may like to engage with to keep up social connections online for the moment.
The CRiTiCALL project was launched in Sligo in mid November. The idea was to partner with the local domestic violence service – DVAS – to run a drive for donations to kit out the safe houses in Sligo, used as temporary accommodation for women and children escaping violent situations. Andersons Bar & Grill kindly donated their [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]