Volunteering makes people happy

People across Connacht are asked to get involved in Ireland’s first National Volunteering Week which takes place from May 14 to 20.

Last year more than 10,000 volunteers participated in hundreds of charity and community projects across the country on National Day of Volunteering.

Research carried out by Volunteer Ireland in advance of National Volunteering Week has found that being involved in volunteering makes people happier. Among the Connacht volunteers surveyed 96 per cent responded that volunteering makes them a happier person.

National Volunteering Week is being co-ordinated nationally by Volunteer Ireland and delivered across the province by three volunteer centres which are at Galway city, Ballina, and Sligo. Details of these local centres are available at www.volunteer.ie


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