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.
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.
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
Niamh Phelan is the Biodiversity Engagement Officer at the National Biodiversity Data Centre. The Centre works to make biodiversity data and information more freely available to better understand and protect our Ireland’s biodiversity. The Centre completely relies on the generosity of our recording community to help us achieve this work.
Niamh will be speaking about the different ways that you can get involved from casual once-off recording to our regular monitoring schemes. There is a huge choice of ways to get involved and something to suit everyone. We are more than happy to provide support to anyone who is interested, from those whose who are completely new to biodiversity and those who are more experienced.
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 change in the heart of Dublin City. It is a charity founded by Sr. Stan Kennedy in 1998, long before meditation or mindfulness was on the tip of everyone’s tongue.
Most importantly, it was inspired by Stan’s own personal practice of contemplation and meditation and its ability to sustain Stan in her commitment to work with homeless people and her other social innovations.
All its courses are inspired by a deep and heartfelt wish and vision to change culture through compassionate action, ultimately helping to create a more resilient society.
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 searching for meaning in their workplace, and providing company-sponsored opportunities that empowers employees to give back to efforts they find meaningful helps attract, engage, and retain top talent.
Key Benefits of Corporate Volunteering Platforms
- Increase rates of engagement, resulting in higher productivity and retention rates
- Improve rates of recruitment due to positive company branding
As part of National Volunteering Week 2021 Volunteer Ireland are delighted to present an Introduction to Leave No Trace, Ireland’s national countryside code for responsible outdoor recreation.
More people than ever are taking time to enjoy Ireland’s outdoors. However, with the surge in outdoor users, often to the same well-known places, overcrowding, parking issues and increased littering are just some of the impacts being felt across Ireland.
Leave No Trace Ireland seeks to address these impacts through teaching techniques designed to minimise environmental and social impacts in these areas through its education programme.
This free webinar will feature the following:
- Introduce Leave No Trace Ireland and the work that we do throughout the island of Ireland.
- Give an overview of our training programmes.
- Outline how Leave No Trace helps people understand how their decisions and actions affect the outdoor environment.
- Build the knowledge and skills necessary to address environmental issues, as well as ways we can take action to keep our environment healthy and sustainable for the future.
Trainer: Stuart Garland