THE LATEST NEWS FROM FINGAL VOLUNTEER CENTRE
Newsletter 2 – 2021
Latest news from Fingal Volunteer Centre:
- Good Governance Awards with Carmichael Centre: deadline extented to the 14th of September. Is your organisation ready for those Awards? (see below);
- Virtual Outreach Programme: upcoming Virtual Outreach Sessions next week (see below);
- I-VOL: the National Volunteer Database for showcasing your volunteer roles and recruiting new volunteers (see below);
- Volunteer Ireland training sessions: check Volunteer Ireland Training Sessions calendar(see below);
Good Governance Awards with Carmichael Centre
The Good Governance Awards is an initiative that recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by nonprofits in Ireland.
It is organised by Carmichael Ireland and it’s accepting applications until September 14th.
Why not put your organisation forward?
Please find here more information and a direct link to apply: Good Governance Awards 2021
Virtual Outreach Programme:
Upcoming Virtual Outreach Sessions next week!
During the Outreach week you’ll get the chance to have a Zoom meeting with Chiara, our Placement and Outreach officer, and discuss better options for improving your volunteer recruitment and discover our services and upcoming events.
Available dates for one to one appointment (30/40 minutes each):
- Monday 19th: 11-12:00pm
- Wednesday 21st: 3-5pm
- Friday 23rd: 12-1pm
To book your appointment please email Chiara at [email protected] or simply reply to this email
I-VOL: National Volunteer Database
Are you reopening your volunteer activities or have you been involving volunteers all along?
If you’re looking for more volunteers this is the site for you: I-VOL, the National Volunteer Database.
When thinking about possible volunteer roles we encourage you to be creative and consider different types of volunteer opportunities to involve volunteers, even virtual ones!
We have many skilled volunteers registered on our database and they’ll be more than happy to help you out. Possible roles: graphic designers, project managers, website developers, social media experts and more.
It’ll ask you to add your VCI Key: you’ve received it in our very first email when you registered but if you can’t find it, fear no more! Just reply to this email or email Chiara at [email protected] and we’ll send it to you.
Volunteer Ireland: Training Sessions
Volunteer Ireland offers several occasions for improving our volunteer management skills, enhancing our leadership and networking with fellow volunteer coordinators.
Please find below a direct link to their online training sessions calendar and see if there’s anything suitable for you: Volunteer Ireland Training Sessions
INFO FOR VOLUNTEERS
Before considering volunteering ask yourself – Am I well enough to volunteer?
Your safety and limiting the spread of the coronavirus being the main priority, Volunteer Centres continue to encourage you to adhere to HSE instructions on how best to avoid COVID-19, both in the work environment and at home.
Our VISION is for a vibrant Irish society where every person feels connected to their community through active participation in voluntary activities.
Our MISSION is to promote the value of volunteering and and increase the range and quality of volunteering in Ireland.