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Newsletter September 2021

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THE LATEST NEWS FROM FINGAL VOLUNTEER CENTRE

Newsletter September 2021

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.

Latest news from Fingal Volunteer Centre:

  • Fingal Virtual Volunteer Expo: your chance to discover more about 4 exciting volunteering projects. Would you like to book your free ticket? (see below);
  • Community Volunteers: our brand new project to support the local community (see below);
  • Volunteer Ireland Awards: a few days more to nominate a volunteer or volunteer manager for this year Awards. Do you have any body in mind? (see below);
  • Virtual Outreach Programme: Volunteer Coffee Morning this Friday. Will you you join us?
  • Volunteer Testimonials: a great way to share your volunteer stories (see below);
  • Volunteer Opportunities: the latest volunteer opportunities available on I-VOL. Please remember to check their location and time frame before applying (see below);
  • Fingal Letter Campaign: a concrete support to tackle social isolation of elderly people in nursing homes (see below);
  • Volunteer hours: let us discover if you’ve been volunteering or not, you can log in on your profile and register your hours on I-VOL (link below);
  • Facebook likes: we’re very active on FB or at least we try to be…check our page and like us if you feel it!

FINGAL VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER EXPO

Save the date for this year Fingal Virtual Volunteer Expo: Thursday 7th October 2021!

The Fingal Virtual Volunteer Expo is a great opportunity to listen to 4 different organisations presenting their volunteer projects and discover how to get involved.

It’s an online event you can easily attend from the comfort of your home.

The organisations presenting on the night are:

  • Le Cheile
  • Praxis care;
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters;
  • Community Volunteers, our brand new project (see below)

Book your free ticket here!

Event details:

  • Event: Fingal Virtual Volunteer Expo
  • Date: Thursday 7th October 2021
  • Time: 6pm- 7pm
  • Venue: online on Zoom
  • BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET HERE!

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thurs the 7th October!

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

Fingal Volunteer Centre is proud to be actively taking part in the new project of Community Volunteers.

Community Volunteers is a program to support events and urgent needs in our local community and we’re looking for more people to join us.

Would you like to sign up?

The project will give people the opportunity to get involved in local events and festivals while also supporting more urgent needs that arise unexpectedly, like the community response to COVID-19.

As a volunteer you’ll receive an in depth training on volunteering at event and in emergency response and you’ll become part of a selected panel of Community Volunteers.

WE’D LOVE TO INVOLVE YOU, SO WHY NOT SIGN UP? To sign up plese click here: Community Volunteers

VOLUNTEER IRELAND AWARDS 2021

Nominations are still open until the 10th October!

Would you like to nominate a volunteer or a volunteer manager?

Every autumn people from all over Ireland nominate their neighbours, family, friends, colleagues and community supporters for the chance to win a Volunteer Ireland Award.

This year, nominations are open until October 10th 2021. To nominate an individual volunteer, groups of volunteers and/or a volunteer manager, please do so here:

 

Volunteer Ireland Awards- Nominate a volunteer or a Volunteer manager

VIRTUAL OUTREACH PROGRAMME:

Would you like to virtually meet up with other volunteers? It might be a good chance to exchange your volunteering experiences and discover different roles.

If so, the Volunteer Coffee Morning might be for you!

 

It’s thisFriday at 11am on Zoom:

Volunteer Coffee Morning- Book your free ticket

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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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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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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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FACEBOOK LIKES

I know, not so many people use Facebook nowadays but we do. And we find it brilliant to share news, new volunteer opportunities, promote events and share videos/pictures.

 

If you’re still an ‘aficionados’ and like to browse Facebook and receive our updates, why don’t you give us a Like?!

We’d love to count you among our many…FB friends!

 

Click here to give us a Thumb up:

Fingal Volunteer Centre- Facebook

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