THE LATEST NEWS FROM FINGAL VOLUNTEER CENTRE
Newsletter September 2018
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.
Latest news from Fingal Volunteer Centre:
- Outreach programme: If you’re interested in meeting personally one member of our team please come over to our Open Drop-in Sessions or arrange for an appointment (see below);
- Dunnes Vouchers for Volunteers: share with us your volunteering experiences in 2018 to participate in a raffle for 2 Dunnes Vouchers (see below);
- Check our Event Volunteers Project before winter season really kicks in;
- Volunteer Ireland Awards 2018: one of the most important volunteering events in Ireland in the whole year (check below);
- TrustIE Workshop: it’s an amazing project we took part in during 2018. If you’re interested in joining a board or simply curious about it please this workshop is for you (see below);
- Fingal Volunteer Centre is still recruiting for new Board members. If you think to have the necessary skills and expertise, please apply here:
You can come and meet a member of our team to discuss your volunteering options in one of the Fingal Libraries.
Open Drop-in Sessions:
Balbriggan: Tues 25th Sept, 3.30pm-5pm
Blanchardstown: Weds 26th Sept, 3.30pm-5pm
Garristown: Mon 24th Sept, 6pm-7.30pm
Swords: Thurs 27th Sept, 3.30pm-5pm
DUNNES VOUCHERS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Yep, it’s now that time of the year when we really want to hear form you and see how many of you have been volunteering in 2018, for how long and how they’re finding the experience.
We’ll be raffling 2 Dunnes Vouchers (€ 30 each) at the end of October for active volunteers in 2018 (people who have already started volunteering).
To take part in the raffle you need to tell us who you’re volunteering with, in which role, how many hours per week and a quick feedback on it.
If you did volunteer at an event (even if it was only a once off) it’s still valid up that it happened during 2018.
To participate in the raffle please send me an email or record it on your Volunteer Profile:
Deadline is 31st October 2018.
Event Volunteers is a project jointly run by Fingal Volunteer Centre and Volunteer Ireland and we’ll do all that is possible to guarantee you an unforgettable volunteering experience.
We’re still looking for few more people for following events at the end of October: SSE Dublin City Marathon and Festival of Fire (Blanchardstown).
Please register here as Event Volunteer to select upcoming events:
VOLUNTEER IRELAND AWARDS 2018!
This is your chance to nominate a Volunteer or a Volunteer coordinator for this year Volunteer Ireland Awards. The awards present the perfect opportunity to show volunteers how much their dedication means to their communities and the causes they support.
Please bear in mind the deadline for nominations is the 5th of October.
HOW TO JOIN A BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Are you interested in participating on a board? Would you like to hear more about what it involves to be a Trustee of a not for profit organisation?
Why not come along to our workshop on 9th October in Swords and hear more about what being on a board involves and how it helps you both give back to the community but also give you new skills to improve your employment prospects.
EVENTS AND STEWARDING
PRACTICAL/ DIY/ FARMING
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.
Fingal Volunteer Centre
Unit 8, Birch House, Rosemount Business Park
Ballycoolin, Dublin 11.