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.
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 [...]
Nominations are now open for the Volunteer Ireland Awards. There are 10 categories that you can nominate people in and there is a special commendation for Volunteer Manager of the Year as well. Everyone who is nominated gets an acknowledgement card from Volunteer Ireland. It is simple to nominate - come on Sligo - lets get some nominations in.