Month: May 2016

Giving back through gardening

Born in Manchester to Irish parents, John moved to Dublin some 30 years ago. After a long career working in building and land investigation, John retired in 2012 and shortly after found his way to the Clondalkin office of South

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It’s not the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away

Brent Pope is a New Zealand born rugby player,  professional rugby coach, and  one of Irelands best known and respected media personalities. He has given his time for many charities over the years. Here he tells us why he gives his time and

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Volunteer Profile: Kathy O’Connor

Kathy is a key member of the volunteering family in Donegal and in 2015 received a ME4U Recognition Award for her service from Donegal Volunteer Centre. This is her story. What inspired me to get involved with volunteering was when

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Combining a hobby with volunteering to give back

Paul McCann is a HGV Mechanic by day, emergency medical transporter by night. He tells us how he started volunteering and gives us an insight into the life of a Blood Bikes rider. I first began volunteering for Blood Bikes

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Finding your volunteering rhythm

Claire Byrne, Volunteer & Awardee Programme Development Officer at Gaisce – The President’s Award, tells us how volunteering allows you to use your skills, step outside your comfort zone and have fun! Like everyone, I wish I had more hours

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Using your skills to give back

Setanta Landers is a litigation lawyer in Dublin. He is also a chartered tax advisor and trade mark attorney and volunteers at the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) in Rathmines on Wednesday evenings after work. He gives us his top

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Finding your passion through volunteering

Annette Hopper found her passion for counselling through volunteering and now works in the area full time. Luckily she still finds time to volunteer and give back. My name is Annette and I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist.  This is my

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Using knowledge and skills to give back: A&L Goodbody

Sinéad Smith is Corporate Responsibility Manager with A&L Goodbody. She talks to us about their employee volunteering programme, their partnership with Suas and why she thinks it's so important. Can you tell us a little bit about A&L Goodbody’s partnership

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