Launch of #LouthLandOfLegends Campaign

Louth is known as the Land of Legends, with stories from the Táin and legends such as Fionn MacCumhaill and the Salmon of Knowledge, Queen Medb and the Bó Cualaigne all coming out of the wee county. But legends walk among us every day – volunteers.

Monday the 18th May should have been the start of National Volunteering Week but as with so many things during this crisis it had to be postponed and is now taking place in September. The team in Louth Volunteer Centre, however, wanted to mark the date by thanking volunteers and showing them how much they are appreciated by their community.

We have teamed up with some of our well know Louth Legends this week to say a massive thank you to all of the volunteers across the county this week and we want you all to join in. 

We will be releasing the videos throughout the week on our social media channels (@volunteerlouth) and on our YouTube Channel. We are encouraging everyone to get involved by liking and sharing these posts to show your appreciation, and to also share your own volunteeering stories with us!

Click here to share your volunteering story.

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Department of Rural & Community Development Funding Packages

Excellent news for the community and voluntary sector as the Department for Rural and Community Development launch two funding packages in response to COVID-19.

Ministers Michael Ring TD and Sean Canney TD announced the launch of a €40 million package of supports for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities. Organisations which have been providing important services to vulnerable individuals and groups during the COVID-19 crisis. The support package is intended to assist organisations who are facing financial difficulties as their means of income through fundraising, commercial activities and other services have been affected by the ongoing crisis.

For Louth based community groups, we have a panel of experienced volunteers available to assist you in writing funding applications such as the ones for these new schemes.

Microvolunteering: Complete a Small Piece of an Enormous Task

The restrictions we face have had different impacts on different people. While some people may be busier than ever others might have tiime on their hands.

For those with the time, you may be interested in volunteering from home. Microvolunteering opportunities are available for anoyone who may be interested.

A single microvolunteering opportunity might take less than two minutes to complete but can contribute so much. These micro actions by volunteers the world over can be small pieces of large scale projects and research. Projects and research around wildlife protection, Identifying historical images of Ireland, tracking weather patterns on Mars and more. For more information on microvolunteering click here.