Volunteering Matters October 2018

 

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THE LATEST NEWS FROM LOUTH VOLUNTEER CENTRE

 

ISPCC CHILDLINE VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSIONS

The Drogheda Branch of the ISPCC are recruiting for their Childline service with their next training course due to start in January.
They are currently recruiting volunteers for Monday to Thursdays.

Childline volunteers provide a quality 24 hour service for children and young people via phone, text and online.

Information sessions will be held on Monday 26th November 12-2pm, Tuesday 27th November 6.30-8.30pm or Wednesday 28th November 6.30-8.30pM

 

ANGELS COLLECTION - 8TH AND 9TH NOVEMBER

Angels is the largest campaign in the Irish Wheelchair Association's calendar and enables them to generate the funds necessary to maintain the essential services we provide to people with physical disabilities and their families throughout Ireland.

IWA provides a large range of services that help people with physical disabilities live the life of their choosing including driving tuition, personal assistance, day services, sport & activities and independent living.

Click on your nearest town below to get involved...

Soup Kitchen Volunteers Needed

After opening similar ventures in Navan, Drogheda and Balbriggan, Irish Soup Kitchen's Ltd has brought a soup kitchen to Dundalk.

They are hoping to recruit volunteers in both Drogheda and Dundalk at the moment, for several roles. If you think that you could provide a friendly face and a listening ear to someone in need, click on the link below that matches where you would like to help out.

 

 

LOCAL COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDER GROUPS NOW RECRUITING 

 

A number of CFR groups across the county are recruiting for new volunteers to get involved in their local area. CFR volunteers operate within the community they live or work and respond to incidents within a pre-defined geographical area such as a village or small town. The groups that are currently seeking volunteers, span from the border regions in North Louth, right through to the Monasterboice area.

 

Get more information on becoming a Community First Responder

OTHER VOLUNTEERING ROLES POSTED THIS MONTH

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Notice: Volunteer Centre closure Friday 10th August

With Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann fast approaching, Louth Volunteer Centre will be relocating to a temporary Volunteer Hub from 12th-19th August.  This means that there will be limited access (if any) to our team at our office on Bolton Street on Friday 10th August.

You can contact the team on 0861714153 or 0861714155 if necessary.

Summer Volunteering Opportunity: Irish Maritime Festival

The award winning Irish Maritime Festival returns to Drogheda on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of June, between the hours of 11am and 6pm.

The festival is the largest maritime event in Ireland, with 40,000 visitors attending annually, and each year volunteers from across County Louth play an essential role in supporting this exciting event.

 

What Volunteer Roles are Available?
Volunteers are needed on both the Saturday and the Sunday, for any hours that they are able to contribute, in one of the following areas:

  • Taking tickets at the gate
  • Handing out brochures
  • Helping visitors climb aboard ships
  • Assisting families and kids in the activity areas
  • Supporting activities in the food area
  • Welcoming competitors from the Boyne swim competition

Volunteers will be matched with the role they are most interested in, or have specific skills for, as much as possible.

 

Support for Volunteers
All volunteers will be supported by the project team, and volunteers will work together, to assist each other in a positive environment.

Specific support is also available for volunteers with physical, sensory, learning or mental health disabilities or difficulties.

 

Benefits of Volunteering at the Maritime Festival
In addition to the ‘feel good factor’ of getting out in the warmer weather and doing something positive in the local community, volunteers will get a chance to:

  • See the visiting tall ships up close - these include the iconic Earl of Pembroke, a working wooden sailing ship with a three-masted rig.
  • Listen to the live music that will be playing all weekend, on the Ballast Quay Stage
  • Soak up the atmosphere of ships, sailing, swimming and local cuisine in a friendly atmosphere

 

How Can I Get Involved?
If you are already registered with Louth Volunteer Centre, you can register your interest for this role on our website by clicking on the link at the top of our homepage, or going to our registration page.

If you haven’t registered with us yet, or are new to volunteering and are unsure about how it works, please get in touch with one of our friendly team. You can do this by:

  • Sending us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phoning our office on: 041 980 9008
  • Dropping in for a friendly chat at our Drogheda Office (The Old Motor Tax Office, Bolton Street), or our Dundalk Office (Crowe Street, Town Hall).