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NVW Showcasing-our-Work series kicks off! Introducing Sean Forde

By |2021-05-14T08:52:12+01:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: News, Recognition, Trustees|Tags: , , , |

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 May 17th-23rd

By |2021-05-13T10:31:02+01:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Connecting, Free events, News, Recognition, Wellbeing|

  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 [...]

Information Event on Social Prescribing

By |2021-03-18T15:31:10+00:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health, Social Prescribing, Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

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.

Tips & Tricks Series: Governance and Finance

By |2021-02-12T17:01:27+00:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Charity, Connecting, Governance, Tips and Tricks, Training|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Donations received to support those experiencing Domestic Violence

By |2020-12-07T11:33:02+00:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Giving|

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 [...]

Supporting Local Charities this Christmas – Charity Gifting

By |2020-12-07T11:51:36+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 [...]