Interview with Centre Manager, Ciara Herity on the current landscape of volunteering in Sligo

By |2020-07-08T16:11:31+01:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: News|

Danielle Nicholson caught up with Ciara Herity, the manager of the Sligo Volunteer Centre to Ciara Herity, Manager of the Sligo Volunteer Centre share insight into the present situation of volunteering in Sligo. Please introduce yourself, tell us about your background and what your role entails. My name is Ciara Herity and I am [...]

Up-skilling can be revitalising | Training courses and learning opportunities we love

By |2020-06-26T11:55:33+01:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: News, Training|

In this period of #holdfirm and #staysafe, we examine our own services and skills. What can we do better? What do we want to do but do not yet have the know-how to do it? What can we improve upon? We strive to improve our services and the information we provide on an ongoing basis. Below [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Volunteering is not just for Christmas…..

By |2020-02-29T14:57:02+00:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

At this time of year we often get calls from people who want to do something for the homeless on Christmas Day. The reality is that we have limited options available for them. The reason for this is that the charities who work with the homeless in Sligo have year-round volunteers who stay involved over Christmas. [...]

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Sligo County Council Cathaoirleach’s Awards

By |2020-02-29T14:57:26+00:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Awards, News, Recognition|Tags: , |

Sligo County Council Cathaoirleach’s Awards were recently launched in County Hall.  The Awards scheme was introduced to honour people who have given special, voluntary service to their community.  The Award categories are: Arts & Culture Young Enterprise of Sligo Award Sports Schools – Group/Class Each category winner will be awarded with a specially commissioned presentation piece [...]

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