THE LATEST NEWS FROM FINGAL VOLUNTEER CENTRE
Newsletter June 2020
we hope you’re keeping well.
We are thrilled to invite you all to our first
Fingal Virtual Volunteer Expo on Thursday the 23rd of July 2020 from 6pm to 7pm on Zoom!
We’ll be there presenting our new projects and 4 charity organisations presenting their work and active volunteer roles.
The organisations are:
If you’d like to participate please register your interest on Eventbrite (link below) and you’ll receive a Zoom invitation (you don’t need to register on Zoom). We’re delighted to have you there and discover more about volunteering together!
In response to reports of increasing incidents of Domestic Violence during the restrictions, Fingal Volunteer Centre has teamed up with Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Safe Ireland and other volunteer centres around Ireland to create CRiTiCALL – an initiative to support people emerging from domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.
CRiTiCALL aims to provide support to help people in their journey to safety by offering practical resources along with comfort and encouragement from within the community including:
– Donations – purchasing much-needed items and dropping them off in Dublin 8 (Click here to apply);
– Volunteer your home – volunteer a holiday home or second property as a safe haven (Click here to apply);
In Fingal Volunteer Centre, we’re collecting stories about volunteers in action in county Fingal on our Volunteer Testimonials page:
Teresa, John and Ronan have been very kind in replying to our (short) list of questions providing us with an insight of what it means volunteering for them and how much it improved their lives in the past few months.
If you’ve been volunteering, we’d love to hear from you and maybe you could be the next one on our Volunteer Testimonials page!
We’ve partnered up with several nursing homes, both in county Dublin and county Fingal, for our Fingal Letter Campaign.
The idea is to recruit as many volunteeers as possible willing to post letters, drawings, poems or whatever you can think of, to the residents of the nursing homes.
Would you like to take part in this project?
You might even decide to involve your small ones and ask them to be creative and prepare a drawing or something!
To read more and take part please click here:
New roles are added to our database on a regular basis and you may also view them yourself on I-VOL before you receive our next newsletter.
We are working from home so to cover all applications and registrations. Our monthly Outreach programme in local libraries has been postponed until further notice.
Your safety and limiting the spread of the Coronavirus being the main priority, we continue to encourage you to adhere to HSE instructions on how best to avoid COVID-19, both in the work environment and at home.
COVID-19 Related Volunteer Opportunities
General Long term Volunteer Opportunities
Please let us know if you’ve been volunteering during this Covid-19 crisis and how was your experience. We’d love to learn more about your involvement and, maybe, collect your feedback and stories.
If you’ve been volunteering please click here to access your volunteer profile and register your volunteering hours and stories:
In Fingal Volunteer Centre we are always interested in hearing from volunteers and capturing the
We’ve created a Volunteer Testimonials page to capture their volunteer story and experience. If you’ve been volunteering and you’d like to tell your story please reply back to this email and we’ll be in touch with you.
FINGAL COMMUNITY RESPONSE
Need a grocery order collected or prescription picked up? Feeling vulnerable & isolated? Or just want to talk.
The Fingal Community Response are here to help.
Call any day 8am to 8pm
TEA AT 3!
Introducing Tea-At-3; a national weekly event that invites you to (appropriately!) check-in with your neighbours at 3 pm every Saturday.
Tea-At-3 is a physically distant activity that takes place from your doorstep, in separate gardens, over the phone or across a video call!
“The Tea-At-Three idea was originally created by Helen O’Hara and her neighbours in Rathbawn Drive, Castlebar, Co Mayo! We now want to bring it to communities across the nation”
To have more info on the project please click on this link:
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.