Why not?! - Free information Workshop in Blanchardstown Library- April 2017
It's that time of year when we look at volunteer opportunity database and we need your help, we currently have more volunteers than volunteer opportunities and we'd encourage you to log on our web site and post any new volunteer opportunities you currently have available.
If your organisation has an opportunities based in the Fingal (North County Dublin) area please post them online at www.volunteerfingal.ie as we want to place this volunteers in valuable volunteer experiences. If you need any assistance with this please contact us in the office on (01) 899 1921.
We are currently looking for organisations in the Fingal Area seeking volunteering projects. Employer-supported volunteering is most suited to time-limited projects that enable the volunteer to see before and after results. These projects usually take place over a half or full day and may take the form of practical opportunities (undertaking maintenance, refurbishment, clearance or completing an outdoors or environmental task) or help with organising events or community excursions.”
We are delighted to announce that Event Volunteers have been nominated for two awards; Fingal County Council's Community Group of the Year Award and an ACE Active Citizens of Europe Award with VolontEurope which will be presented in Bucharest later this month.
Speaking at the announcement of the nominations, Stuart Garland of Fingal Volunteer Centre said "We are both excited and really proud of all of our hard working dedicated Event Volunteers who have given freely of their time for these events over the last year which has meant we've been nominated for these awards. To be nominated in our first year is a great achievement - well done to all our Event Volunteers, past and present.” Stuart went on to say “Being recognised at a local and international level for our commitment to acting as ambassadors for these events makes us as organisation extremely proud of our volunteers, it also recognises our ongoing commitment to providing the best support to our volunteers in achieving best practice in volunteer management”.
Event Volunteers is an initiative of Fingal Volunteer Centre and is supported by Fingal County Council’s Events & Emergency Management Unit. Event Volunteers encourages anyone aged 16 or over to volunteer in a wide range of public events in a supported and recognised manner. Our staff and volunteers are all experienced Volunteer Managers and have been involved in large scale volunteer involving events including; Dublin Tall Ships Festival 2012, NYE Dublin 2013, Malahide’s ÜberFest, Medieval Mayhem, Fingal Festival of Football, RSA International Cricket Match, Flavours of Fingal County Show and the World Police and Fire Games.
Event Volunteers is made up of over 110 volunteers from 19 different nationalities aged between 16 and 76. All of whom give freely of their time to volunteer at these fantastic events. What makes Event Volunteers different is their experience and training systems. All volunteers are trained and orientated before each event and all events have at least two volunteer managers on site to ensure that the volunteers receive the best support and recognition possible.
The Fingal Community Group of the Year awards will be presented at an Awards Ceremony in Draíocht Arts Centre in Blanchardstown on October 16. The ACE Active Citizens of Europe Awards will be presented in Bucharest, Romania on October 17. Best wishes to all our fellow nominees at both award ceremonies.
Event Volunteers is managed by Fingal Volunteer Centre, based in Blanchardstown and operated from 9 outreach locations across Fingal County. The Volunteer Centre is funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.
to find out more abour Event Volunteers why not visit their web site www.eventvolunteers.ie
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to announce that we are managing and delivering Investing in Volunteers (IiV), the national quality standard for good practice in volunteer management, in the Republic of Ireland.
Is your organisation interested in measuring the effectiveness of its volunteer programme and benchmarking the quality of your volunteer management and involvement? Then Investing in Volunteers is the ideal quality standard for you. Volunteer Ireland is currently seeking six organisations to be the first in Ireland to achieve the Investing in Volunteers standard.