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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]