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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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)
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
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 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.
Trainer: Stuart Garland