We are here working from home to support you!

By |2020-05-22T09:31:44+01:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

Times are strange. There is no doubt about it. This "new normal" has been an adjustment for everyone, in terms of work, play, rest, celebration, commiseration and communication. Alongside the network of Volunteer Centres across Ireland, we continue to work diligently on the response to COVID-19 by supporting organisations and volunteers and working within the Community [...]

Where we are at and where we are going- until things change…

By |2020-04-30T08:28:36+01:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

We thought we would take a moment and catch our breath to update you with what is going on at the Sligo Volunteer Centre as well as what is occurring behind the scenes. As many of you know, we are part of a local agency response lead by Sligo County Council through the Sligo COVID-19 Community [...]

The way we volunteer is evolving as we find our bearings during COVID-19

By |2020-04-27T12:39:15+01:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

While many of the practical support needs are being met in communities by existing networks - we are seeing some new volunteer opportunities emerging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drivers with the Irish Wheelchair Association: Currently the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) are looking for a bank of drivers who may be required to transport [...]

Mental Health Ireland: Stay connected, keep communicating, reassure yourself and others

By |2020-04-14T13:05:27+01:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

Mental Health Ireland (https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/) is encouraging the country to stay connected, keep communicating, and to reassure themselves and each other during COVID-19 lockdown and beyond. They have developed a series of resources designed to help people support their own mental health and that of their loved ones during these challenging times. Resources include: Five Ways to [...]

Fantastic Community Response gives us heart

By |2020-03-22T20:37:16+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|Tags: , |

It has been a challenging week for everyone. Read here about how Sligo Volunteer Centre are able to help the local community whether you wish to volunteer, are a new local community response group or an existing group who now needs more volunteers

Community Response to COVID-19

By |2020-03-13T16:04:55+00:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|Tags: , , , |

Together, Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres, want to let you know how we are working collectively with all relevant government Departments, national organisations plus local community groups to support the response to the management of COVID-19. We commend and value the community based volunteer response that is mobilising and want to provide both [...]