Youcef, an Algerian living in Dublin, has found a welcoming community in Ireland through volunteering. Engaging in volunteering has given him a sense of purpose, boosted his confidence, and facilitated meaningful connections with people from diverse backgrounds.
Valeria dedicates herself to helping others, accompanying fellow Ukrainian people in Waterford to hospital appointments and personal meetings, while also serving as the PR manager for the Waterford Volunteer Centre. Through her involvement in volunteering and her passion for involving fellow Ukrainians, Valeria finds a sense of belonging and purpose.
Since fleeing Ukraine last year, Anastasia has found a new joy and purpose in volunteering with Foróige Youth Club in Sligo. Through helping others, Anastasia has found a place in her community and formed new friendships.
For the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, we’re delighted to share the volunteering story of Vic from Wexford Pride.
Volunteering as Bohs Access Officer, Irvine makes a valuable contribution to the Dublin soccer club’s diversity and inclusion mission.
Alievtina & Hanna share their story of arriving in Donegal last year, and experiencing the life-changing magic of volunteering.
Since arriving in Donegal last year, Future Moyo has been involved in several community programmes, and credits volunteering with helping him feel like part of his community.
Abdul is a volunteer in Dublin who has built a diverse network through volunteering with projects like Together For Better and East Wall For All. He shares how volunteering has helped him make good friends, improved his mental health, and made him feel at home in his community.
Meet Shamim, a passionate volunteer who found a sense of purpose and belonging through volunteering. After arriving in Ireland last year, Shamim turned to volunteering as a way to give back to her community and make new friends.
M’hammed has found a sense of community and belonging through volunteering in Dublin. From helping with English classes to joining charity shops and festivals, he shares how volunteering has helped him to make friends and learn about Irish culture.