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County Sligo thanks Volunteer Heroes during National Volunteering Week 2020

By |2020-09-14T14:45:49+01:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: News, Recognition|

National Volunteering Week 2020's programme was launched Monday, September 7th with a focus on thanking volunteers across the country and supporting their health and well-being. Representatives from Aware, ALONE, Irish Cancer Society and Women’s Aid joined Volunteer Ireland to initiate the campaign and say thank you to all volunteers who have given so much. National Volunteering [...]

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 [...]

Do you know a volunteer superhero? Volunteer Ireland Awards needs to know!

By |2020-08-24T09:35:56+01:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Awards, News, Recognition|

From now until the first of October, we are calling on you to nominate exceptional, 'superhero' volunteers deserving of the honour and recognition of the national volunteering awards. One outstanding nominee will be named Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year in December.  According to Ciara Herity, Sligo Volunteer Centre Manager “We have an impressive culture of volunteering [...]

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 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 [...]