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Third Annual Thank You Event to Volunteers

    

Image of Brian Code at Podium

Carlow Volunteer Centr Centre has concluded the happenings for the National Volunteer Week 2017 with their annual Thank You Event in the Seven Oaks Hotel this Friday 26th May. This event embodies all the gratitude our communities have for the volunteers who dedicate their time & effort to contribut to local organisations' efforts to help those in need.

Mary Smyth CVC team

 

 

Without these volunteers a lot of organisations would not be able to operate and provide the quality of service that they do.

The event was kindly sponsored by UNUM, treated almost 270 volunteers, representing 30 different voluntary groups to scones, cakes and a cuppa while enjoying inspiring speeches by Brian Cody (Kilkenny GAA) and Mary Smyth (founding member of Eist Cancer Support Group).

 

Carlow Volunteer Centre are delighted to have this wonderful opportunity to thank all the volunteers and community groups for supporting the event as well as continuing their contributions to the welfare of local communities in Carlow county. In 2016, volunteers registered with Carlow Volunteer Centre, contributed almost 20,000 hours volunteering in Carlow which represents an economic gift of almost €400,000.

If you are thinking of volunteering, why not contact one of the team on 059 9173033 to make a one to one appointment or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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    Image of Brian Code at Podium

    Carlow Volunteer Centr Centre has concluded the happenings for the National Volunteer Week 2017 with their annual Thank You Event in the Seven Oaks Hotel this Friday 26th May. This event embodies all the gratitude our communities have for the volunteers who dedicate their time & effort to contribut to local organisations' efforts to help those in need.

    Mary Smyth CVC team

     

     

    Without these volunteers a lot of organisations would not be able to operate and provide the quality of service that they do.

    The event was kindly sponsored by UNUM, treated almost 270 volunteers, representing 30 different voluntary groups to scones, cakes and a cuppa while enjoying inspiring speeches by Brian Cody (Kilkenny GAA) and Mary Smyth (founding member of Eist Cancer Support Group).

     

    Carlow Volunteer Centre are delighted to have this wonderful opportunity to thank all the volunteers and community groups for supporting the event as well as continuing their contributions to the welfare of local communities in Carlow county. In 2016, volunteers registered with Carlow Volunteer Centre, contributed almost 20,000 hours volunteering in Carlow which represents an economic gift of almost €400,000.

    If you are thinking of volunteering, why not contact one of the team on 059 9173033 to make a one to one appointment or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We look forward to hearing from you.

     

     

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    In a new survey carried out by Carlow Volunteer Centre, 55% of respondents said their mental health and well-being had improved following their volunteering experience while 65% reported an increase in their self-esteem.

    Details of the survey of almost 1800 volunteers were released to launch National Volunteering Week 2017, which takes place from 15th to 21st May. National Volunteering Week is an annual event which showcases the fantastic work done by volunteers across the country; how people can get involved in volunteering and how your local Volunteer Centre can support you.

    Neven Maguire joined volunteers from St. Mary’s Community Garden, Co. Sligo at the launch to sample the produce and see some of the great volunteering that goes on in the local area. This is an extra special year for Sligo as they hold the prestigious mantle of European Volunteering Capital 2017.  

    This year’s National Volunteering Week will focus on health and well-being by showcasing the positive impact volunteering can have on those that volunteer. To mark the week, Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services will launch a report on the impact that volunteering has on the health and well-being of volunteers.

    Regina Duane, Manager of Carlow Volunteer Centre explained “Volunteers do tremendous work all over Ireland giving their time for charities and their local communities. We often talk about the impact volunteers have on the people and organisations they volunteer with and now we want to shine a light on the impact it has on the volunteer themselves.”

    “Gaining new skills, making friends, building confidence and feeling part of the community are all part and parcel of being a volunteer. While a lot of people begin volunteering because they’d like to give something back, many volunteers find that they actually get more from the experience than they give.”

    To celebrate National Volunteering Week, Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services across Ireland are hosting Open Days where people can drop in and learn more about volunteering. There’s no obligation and no pressure – just come and see what it’s all about! Carlow Volunteer Centre will be in Fairgreen Shopping Centre this Thursday May 18th from 11am until 2pm, we’d love to see you there.

    Reginaadded “We are part of a national network of Volunteer Centres across the country and we are here to support anyone who wants to volunteer in Carlow. I encourage anyone who is thinking about volunteering to visit us this week and find out how you can get involved.”

    For more information:

    Regina Duane, Carlow Volunteer Centre, 0599173033

     

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