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Nominate a volunteer for national awards, says local centre

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Galway Volunteer Centre is calling on the public to help recognise kindness in their communities by nominating a volunteer for the national Volunteer Ireland Awards. The awards were launched by Ireland’s Got Mór Talent Presenter James Kavanagh.

Mind the gap

A ‘gap year’ is the popular term for students who take time off to travel or work between secondary school and starting college or apprenticeships. The aim generally is to promote a more mature outlook with the benefit of some insight before taking the next step. Not everyone wants to go straight from school to college but before that decision is made, one needs to seriously consider what one wants want to achieve or it could end up being a wasted year. So what are the pros and cons of this choice?

Mayo Volunteer Centre launches National Volunteering Week

In a new survey carried out by Mayo Volunteer Centre, 61 per cent of respondents said their interpersonal skills had improved following their volunteering experience while 60 per cent reported an increase in their self-esteem.

Mayo Volunteer Centre launches National Volunteering Week

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In a new survey carried out by Mayo Volunteer Centre, 61 per cent of respondents said their interpersonal skills had improved following their volunteering experience while 60 per cent reported an increase in their self-esteem.

Recognition for years of campaigning as Brendan Smith named as Volunteer of the Year at Mayor’s Awards

Long-time activist and campaigner Brendan Smith was announced on Tuesday night as the Galway City Council Volunteer of the Year, at the fourteenth Annual Mayor’s Awards for Galway City.

Volunteering opportunities galore at Volunteer Expo 2016

Almost 20 local voluntary organisations will be exhibiting at a major volunteering event taking place in GMIT Mayo (St Mary’s Hall, Castlebar campus) next week.

Business in the Community reveals volunteer hours put back into the community

Business in the Community Ireland revealed this week that top companies contributed more than €198,000 and 687 volunteer hours to Mayo charities and community groups in 2015. They revealed that 19 companies contributed more than €198,000 to support community groups and organisations in Mayo in addressing key social issues and good causes in 2015.

Make the difference in your community by volunteering with Athlone Credit Union

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Athlone Credit Union would like to invite you to an open evening in the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone on Monday, July 25, at 8pm to learn a little more about what a volunteer does within a credit union and how you can help map its future plans in the community.

Local volunteer centre reports twenty-five per cent hike in people seeking volunteering work

A local volunteer centre has reported a 25 per cent increase in the number of people contacting its service for the first time last year seeking volunteering work. More than half of these had never volunteered before.

Mayo Volunteer Centre is encouraging charities to embrace new kinds of volunteers

ayo Volunteer Centre is encouraging not for profit organisations to increase their understanding of new ways of volunteering – as National Volunteering Week comes to an end this Sunday, May 22. The importance of volunteers was highlighted in a new survey of 400 volunteer involving organisations carried out by Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres. The survey found that 53 per cent of organisations that involve volunteers said they could not survive without them.

 

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