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THE LATEST NEWS FROM FINGAL VOLUNTEER CENTRE

Newsletter November 2020

Hi,

we hope you’re keeping well.

Here is our monthly newsletter filled with News, updates and a list of recent volunteer opportunities. Please scroll down to see their role descriptions and remember there are many more on I-VOL if the listed ones are not your cup of tea.

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY FREE EVENT:

“EVERYONE HAS A STORY”

The 5th of December is the International Volunteer Day and this year Fingal Volunteer Centre has decided to celebrate it online with the great free event “Everyone has a story” on Thursday the 10th of December (6pm-7:15pm)!

We’ll get the chance to listen to the stories of several volunteers active in the past months who managed to bring help to their local community and kindly support people in need.

There’ll be some live music too!

You’re all invited to join us on that night to get to know the stories of some brave and hardworking volunteers and get inspired too.

The event is on Thursday the 10th of December at 6pm-7:15pm on Zoom. To book your FREE ticket please click here:

Everyone has a story

“EVERYONE HAS A STORY”

 

DATE: Thurs 10th December 2020

TIME: 6pm- 7:15pm

VENUE: on ZOOM

TO BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET: Everyone has a story

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VIRTUAL OUTREACH PROGRAMME:

 

We’re glad to announce we’re back with our Outreach Programme on a new Virtual format.

Every month you have the opportunity to have a Zoom chat with our Placement and Outreach officer, Chiara Tamborini.

You can choose between a group chat session or a one to one session. We look forward to meeting you virtually and have a chat about volunteering and any feedback or support you might have.

Check the schedule for the Fingal Volunteer Centre Virtual Outreach Programme for October, November and December 2020!

To check the dates and book your FREE ticket please click here:

Virtual Outreach Programme

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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.

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COVID-19 Related Volunteer Opportunities

1) Women needed to complete food, exercise and mind survey (COVID-19) with UCD Institute of Food & Health (Online)

2) Healthy Volunteers Needed on COVID-19 Study with UCD Neuromuscular Systems Lab (Online)

3) Together for Christmas: Donate jumpers, jackets, books, and toiletries with Dublin City Volunteer Centre (Dublin 7)

4) Together for Christmas: Craft a special gift with Dublin City Volunteer Centre (Dublin 7)

5) Together for Christmas: Send season’s greetings with Dublin City Volunteer Centre (Dublin 7)

6) Volunteer a Home as a Covid-19 Safe Haven with CRiTiCALL – Providing a Safe Haven (Countywide)

7) Complete a survey on the impact of positive psychology on wellbeing (COVID-19) with School of Psychology, UCD (Online)

8) Take part in research on young peoples’ mental health during Covid-19 with School of Psychology, UCD (Online)

9) COVID-19: ***LETTER REQUEST *** to Howth Hill Lodge Nursing Home with Fingal Volunteer Centre

10) COVID-19: ***LETTER REQUEST *** to Carechoice Finglas Nursing Home with Fingal Volunteer Centre

11) COVID-19: ***LETTER REQUEST *** to Brymore House (Howth) with Fingal Volunteer Centre

12) COVID-19: ***LETTER REQUEST *** to Mount Sackville Nursing Home with Fingal Volunteer Centre

13) COVID-19: ***LETTER REQUEST *** to Clearbrook Nursing Home (Finglas) with Fingal Volunteer Centre

14) COVID-19: ***LETTER REQUEST *** to St. Patrick’s Care Centre Baldoyle with Fingal Volunteer Centre

15) COVID-19: ***LETTER REQUEST *** to Fingal House Nursing Home -Swords with Fingal Volunteer Centre

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Please bear in mind that we’re constantly working with not profit and charity organisations and there will be more roles on I-VOL in the coming weeks.

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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:

– Volunteer your home – volunteer a holiday home or second property as a safe haven (Click here to apply);

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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!

Great news: there won’t be any need to add a stamp on your letters since An Post agreed in sending them for free if addressed to nursing homes!

To read more and take part please click here:

Fingal Letter Campaign

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VOLUNTEER HOURS

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:

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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIALS

In Fingal Volunteer Centre we are always interested in hearing from volunteers and capturing the
essence of volunteering by getting feedback about their volunteer experience.

 

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.

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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
Freephone 1-800-459 059
Phone: 01-890 5000
Email: [email protected]

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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.

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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.

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