Galway Volunteer Centre has announced a number of events to celebrate National Volunteering Week which takes place from September 21 to September 28.
The focus this year is on mental well-being, and the volunteer centre is hosting two free online 'Introduction to Meditation' sessions on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 where participants can learn how to use meditation techniques to improve their mental health.
On Thursday 24, the centre is inviting anyone who manages volunteers to join them for an online informal 'Connect and Chat' networking session, to share experiences of the last year and to look at ways of getting community activity back safely.
'The priceless work of volunteers has always been the foundation of all our lives and we want to celebrate that during National Volunteering'
The highlight of the week will be the Meet the Organisations session on lunchtime on Thursday 24, where those interested in volunteering can go online and speak to COPE Galway and Big Brother Big Sister, both of which are currently looking for volunteers.
"This year, more than ever, volunteering has been shown to be a vital and critical activity in our city and county," said Donncha Foley, development manager of Galway Volunteer Centre. "The priceless work of volunteers has always been the foundation of all our lives and we want to celebrate that during National Volunteering."
All events will take place online and are free to attend. For more information on how to attend see www.volunteergalway.ie