GDPR - The clock is ticking


There is just a little over 100 days to the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulations - GDPR.   On 25th May 2018, the responsibility and obligation for all organisations in how they collect, use and protect personal data changes.  We all need to adhere to principles of transparency and accountability and review our data protection processes in terms of the information they collect such as people's personal details, i.e. names, addresses, telephone numbers.

In partnership with Louth PPN we are facilitating free GDPR workshops for community organisations to learn how GDPR might affect your organisation and also to review your current data collection, processing and management to help you identify any changes you may need to make.

The workshops are being held in Dunleer, Drogheda and Cooley. If you are interested in attending any of these please click on the link below:

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Find Happiness this #BlueMonday

Don't let the January blues get you down this #BlueMonday, turn that frown upside-down by checking out the range of volunteer opportunities on! In our experience, a sure fire way to make yourself feel good is to do good. There is nothing like helping someone else to make you feel a sense of contribution to society, connection to our communities and improve our mood a little bit.

There are many benefits to volunteering as we all know, and a lot of these benefits contribute to our sense of happiness and wellbeing. Last year, Volunteer Ireland conducted research into the impact volunteering has on the health and well-being of volunteers. The report concluded that volunteering has a positive impact on volunteers in a multitude of ways. You can view the report here.

If you are feeling the effects of this #BlueMonday, why not take advantage of the physical, mental and emotional benefits of volunteering?? It can certainly take your mind off the long wait to the end of January, and it won't cost you a cent! 

To make a difference in someone's life you don't have to be beautiful, rich or perfect - you just have to care! -   Mandy Hale


New service in Omeath


Louth Volunteer Centre are delighted to announce a monthly outreach service in Omeath. Drop in and meet us to find out about volunteering and local volunteer roles.

We will be located in the Dolmen Centre on the last Tuesday of the month, beginning on January 30th from 10am-1pm.