Volunteer Ireland
Connecting Communities Through Volunteering
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As part of our schedule of events for National Volunteering Week 2021, 17th to 23rd May #NVW2021, Kerry Volunteer Centre CLG in collaboration with South Kerry Development Partnership CLG are delighted to offer volunteers free online Valuing Volunteers Workshops .
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10:30
Gentle restorative yoga practice, creating space in the body….making space for you to begin again. Join Karen Kelly for this gentle restorative yoga practice during National Volunteering Week. Take some time out for yourself and recharge with this gentle session.
Online
11:00
This online seminar looks at the ways in which different VIOs have coped with staying open and having to re-open during COVID-19 Speakers include Purple House Cancer Support Centre Jigsaw , the Youth Mental Health organisation Wicklow Syrian Resettlement Programme
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Louth Volunteer Centre will be starting off National Volunteering Week with their next Volunteer Leaders Network meeting, taking place on Monday, May 17th from 12 to 2 pm. This is an excellent opportunity to chat with other Volunteer Leaders in County
Online
13:00
Maria Whelan (CBT Therapist & Counsellor) – Following on from a number of very successful sessions in 2020, we will be again engaging with Maria to offer a session on Volunteer Wellbeing / Resilience in COVID 19 Times. The session
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Inspire volunteers to join your organisation. Lay the groundwork by developing meaningful shorter, episodic opportunities – tools and advice for organisations to break down role descriptions. Volunteer Ireland have developed a new toolkit to help organisations adapt to changing volunteer
Online
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Launch of the Community heritage Booklet which has been developed as part of the UnCover & reDiscover your local heritage project supported by and delivered in conjunction with Donegal County Museum. This publication is a miscellany collection of stories, poems
Online
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Final session of our six week training for prospective voluntary board and committee members. Organisations who are interested in involving new board members and connecting with our participants should register interest here: Empowering You, Empowering Our Community – Orgs (paperform.co)
Online
10:30
Change Makers are an Inishowen (IDP) based group focused on promoting and supporting public awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and enhancing the impact of these. They will be delivering a workshop for volunteers / groups with the theme
Online
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In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of safeguarding young people and vulnerable persons. Times of emergency are not a time to be complacent in terms of safeguarding and we must protect those who are most vulnerable
Online Webinar
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Our volunteers are a talented bunch and we have invited Dr Karol Donnelly to run a session for us on Ireland’s biodiversity. Karol is a freshwater biologist and environmental expert. She will describe to us the general species (plants and
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An opportunity for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations to discovers ways to care for your mental health and wellness. This event will explore if you are languishing or flourishing, it will discuss ways in which you can look after your
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This session is open to volunteers and volunteer involving organisations who would like to learn how to better mind your mind. Leonard Kelly will join us to deliver a lunchtime session based on “Minding Your Mind”. Here you can learn
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This joint workshop with Siobhan Murray Donegal ETB & Isobel McWilliams DLDC will focus on two themes for groups the first being Recognition of Prior Learning, which is a programme delivered by the ETB which allows for skills learned while
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The last year has had an impact on us all in many ways but none more so than on our mental health. At times we have all had to struggle with staying positive. But what do we really mean by
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Keith Corcoran who is a Master Storyteller will join us for a relaxing session that will include tales and wonders from across Donegal. This session will be delivered in a fireside style with volunteers invited to join and relax. This
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A New Volunteering Landscape – Creating new volunteer roles and adapting pre-pandemic volunteer roles This session will cover key issues for volunteer programmes right now such as adapting current roles to fit current circumstances and creating new roles for new
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19:30
As part of our schedule of events for National Volunteering Week 2021, 17th to 23rd May #NVW2021, Kerry Volunteer Centre CLG in collaboration with South Kerry Development Partnership CLG are delighted to offer volunteers free online Valuing Volunteers Workshops .
Online
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The workshops are part of a program Supporting Volunteers in Kerry’s Sport Clubs by NEWKD, Kerry Sports and Recreation Partnership, Sports Ireland and Kerry Volunteer Centre. The free online workshops have been developed to support and upskill individuals involved in
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Join us for this info session on the different ways that you can get involved from casual once-off recording to regular monitoring schemes. Niamh Phelan is the Biodiversity Engagement Officer at the National Biodiversity Data Centre. The Centre works to
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This Environmental session will be jointly delivered by Trish from Inishowen Rivers Trust & Daniel Connaghan, conservation officer with Birdwatch Ireland. The IRT element will have a focus on the work of the project and the supports they can provide
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Working from home has become the new normal for many of us, whether we like it or not. The challenges of this are not all about the technology or how many Zoom calls you can cope with each day. It
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Supporting our Wellbeing and Resilience as Volunteers – Mindful Facilitation The theme of National Volunteer Week 2021 is “Health and Wellness”. South Leinster Volunteer Centres are taking this opportunity promote self-care and the positive wellbeing of our volunteers. Volunteers give
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This session is an introduction to mindfulness that explores the unsettled mind and then offers a practice to help settle the mind. Facilitator: Jane Negrych Jane Negrych is Managing Director of The Santuary which is a meditation centre for social
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SPOTLIGHT ON SMALL ACTIONS A free event to learn about how you can volunteer as a Letter writer to combat social isolation and help elderly people in nursing homes. Every day volunteers around the country are supporting elderly people in
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13:00
To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2021, Carlow Volunteer Centre is teaming up with Eileen Rowe again after last years success, to deliver a Free Yoga and Relaxation Session over Zoom. This is open to all volunteers and Volunteer Involving organisations who have
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Strategies to Help Your Charity Shop Succeed Online session delivered by Aidan Spence. One of the key learning form C19 for the Charity Shop sector was that they can trade online and engage with a new and wider audience when
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Join us on Wednesday 19th May at 3:00pm to learn about five of the top Volunteer Engagement Platforms. Benevity, Blackbaud/YourCause, HandsOnConnect, will each provide a 15 minute demo of their platforms with an emphasis on volunteer engagement. Employees are increasingly
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As part of our schedule of events for National Volunteering Week 2021, 17th to 23rd May #NVW2021, Kerry Volunteer Centre CLG in collaboration with South Kerry Development Partnership CLG are delighted to offer volunteers free online Valuing Volunteers Workshops .
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Louth Volunteer Centre have partnered with Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Centres nationally to offer this free training to groups across Ireland. Many sessions are already booked out. Click on the REGISTER link above to book future sessions or join a waitlist.
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Kerry Volunteer Centre: Valuing Volunteers Workshop @ Online
May 17 @ 10:00 – 11:30

As part of our schedule of events for National Volunteering Week 2021, 17th to 23rd May #NVW2021, Kerry Volunteer Centre CLG in collaboration with South Kerry Development Partnership CLG are delighted to offer volunteers free online Valuing Volunteers Workshops .

The workshop have been designed to value and support local volunteers and volunteer managers. They will be facilitated by Navé Yoga, Killarney and Sinéad Buckley, Psychotherapist, Kenmare. The 1.5 hour workshop will be repeated daily at a variety of times (morning/afternoon/night) during the week to accommodate your and other volunteers attendance and will provide you with the space and opportunity to:

  • Reflect on the importance of self-care.
  •  Experience guided relaxation techniques.
  •  Discover how to remain resilient

These workshops are designed for 15 attendees so as to allow for maximum benefit for volunteers and volunteer managers. Early booking is recommended.

Volunteer Ireland: Gentle Restorative Yoga @ Online
May 17 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Gentle restorative yoga practice, creating space in the body….making space for you to begin again.

Join Karen Kelly for this gentle restorative yoga practice during National Volunteering Week. Take some time out for yourself and recharge with this gentle session.

South Leinster Volunteer Centres: Opening and Re-opening Event @ Online
May 17 @ 11:00 – 12:00
This online seminar looks at the ways in which different VIOs have coped with staying open and having to re-open during COVID-19

Speakers include

  • Purple House Cancer Support Centre
  • Jigsaw , the Youth Mental Health organisation
  • Wicklow Syrian Resettlement Programme
  • Blessington Womens’ Shed
  • Open Door Day Care Centre

Each speaker will have between 5 to 10 minutes to tell us about what they are doing and their challenges.

Book your free place now.

Louth Volunteer Centre: Volunteer Leaders Network @ Online
May 17 @ 12:00 – 14:00

Louth Volunteer Centre will be starting off National Volunteering Week with their next Volunteer Leaders Network meeting, taking place on Monday, May 17th from 12 to 2 pm.

This is an excellent opportunity to chat with other Volunteer Leaders in County Louth and to share the challenges and issues organisations are currently facing in relation to COVID-19. It is also an opportunity to share learning, successes and resources.

Donegal Volunteer Centre: Volunteer Wellbeing / Resilience in COVID 19 Times @ Online
May 17 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Maria Whelan (CBT Therapist & Counsellor) – Following on from a number of very successful sessions in 2020, we will be again engaging with Maria to offer a session on Volunteer Wellbeing / Resilience in COVID 19 Times.

The session will focus on dealing with the ongoing impacts of C19 as we emerge from lockdown with a key focus on self-care / isolation / over thinking. The session will be available to all volunteers and groups on our books.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/volunteer-wellbeing-resilience-in-covid-19-times-tickets-153613717765

 

 

Volunteer Ireland: Breaking Down Volunteer Roles Webinar @ Online
May 17 @ 14:00 – 15:00

Inspire volunteers to join your organisation. Lay the groundwork by developing meaningful shorter, episodic opportunities – tools and advice for organisations to break down role descriptions.

Volunteer Ireland have developed a new toolkit to help organisations adapt to changing volunteer needs by assessing and breaking down volunteer roles. Increasingly, people want to give back through shorter, time limited opportunities. Join Niamh for this webinar which will give you tools and advice to help you critically evaluate current and future volunteer roles looking at ways you can break down roles and engage new volunteers.

Book your free place now.

Donegal Volunteer Centre: ‘UnCover & reDiscover’ your locality @ Online
May 17 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Launch of the Community heritage Booklet which has been developed as part of the UnCover & reDiscover your local heritage project supported by and delivered in conjunction with Donegal County Museum.

This publication is a miscellany collection of stories, poems and pictures submitted by volunteers from across Donegal. The publication has been funded by Healthy Donegal as part of its C19 funding. The project was very successful and helped focus the interest of the volunteers on what was within their 5km.

As the launch is online it’s planned to invite all contributors to visit the museum when C19 allows to enable them to collect physical copies, this will increase museum footfall and encourage the volunteer to continue to explore their history.

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/launch-of-the-uncover-rediscover-community-heritage-booklet-tickets-153614391781

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Louth Volunteer Centre: Empowering You Empowering Our Community @ Online
May 18 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Final session of our six week training for prospective voluntary board and committee members. Organisations who are interested in involving new board members and connecting with our participants should register interest here: Empowering You, Empowering Our Community – Orgs (paperform.co)

 

Donegal Volunteer Centre: Change Makers – Let’s Clean Up Our Act @ Online
May 18 @ 10:30 – 12:00

Change Makers are an Inishowen (IDP) based group focused on promoting and supporting public awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and enhancing the impact of these.

They will be delivering a workshop for volunteers / groups with the theme of responsible production and consumption and what we can do to make a change in our community. This is a continuation from the volunteer workshops held in March.

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/lets-clean-up-our-act-tickets-153454373161

e-learning: Fundamentals of safeguarding in volunteer programmes @ Online Webinar
May 18 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Fundamentals of Safeguarding VolunteersIn this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of safeguarding young people and vulnerable persons. Times of emergency are not a time to be complacent in terms of safeguarding and we must protect those who are most vulnerable in our communities. At the end of this session, you will have oversight of safeguarding and the practical steps involved. This is a webinar and therefore is not a substitute for full Safeguarding Training.

Register now

Trainer: Stuart Garland