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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We have listened to your feedback and would love to get as many of you as possible involved in making your own submission to the Department of Rural and Community Development on the Draft Volunteering Strategy. Along with our colleagues in the network of Volunteer Centres and Volunteer Ireland we have developed a Key Messaging Document that you can personalise and make a submission on the strategy.
Good Governance is about creating a culture in an organisation. Sligo Volunteer Centre earned a Good Governance Award for their governance initiative in upskilling all Trustees on their role and the Charities Regulator Governance Code. The aim is to empower Trustees and take the 'fear' out of Governance.