Volunteering in Action - News from around the County
Hello to All, 
We hope you enjoy reading this update and we welcome any comments, suggestions or feedback. If you would like us to promote your event/s; register a volunteer role; or are looking for volunteers then please get in touch on Tel 071-9111042

Working Together:                                                                                             Our Theme for 2015 is to continue to foster a spirit of support & assistance in working with the local Community & Voluntary Sector. This will build on our work of serving the sector as we have done over the  past 7 years in collaboration with the 300 community and voluntary groups and the 2,300+ volunteers that are currently registered with us. 
Volunteer Managers  Get - Together in Sligo:
All volunteer Managers and coordinators whether in a paid or in a volunteer role, welcome.
Meeting Dates  2015:
  • April 1st: PPN Talk & Open Forum Resize
  • June 3rd: Giving Voice to Volunteering 
  • August 5th: Media Workshop
  • October 7th: Open Forum 
  • December 2nd: Department of Social Protection (Volunteering and Social Welfare) - Facilitator & Venue TBDC
These Get -Together's are a great way to network and to pool our resources as volunteer managers. We also get to take some time out of our busy workloads to look at what works and doesn’t work in terms of supporting and managing volunteers in our organisations.
See picture (right) of 1st April Meeting in Action. 

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National Volunteering Week
11th May-17th May

We are hosting and supporting a number of events during this week.
The week is a great opportunity for organisations to give people, who are interested in volunteering, a chance to ‘dip their toes in’ and see if volunteering is for them! It is also a chance to Thank your volunteers. North West Simon Community are holding a Volunteer Appreciation morning on Wednesday 13th May and giving a certificate to their volunteers. If you have something you want to highlight for National Volunteering Week, please let us know.

Volunteers in Action Photograph

The more visible it is the more volunteering is valued in society. Send on your photograph of volunteering in action and we will happily to post your activity or event on our Social Media . We plan on having an awareness raising campaign for National Volunteering Week. 

Volunteer Management Training May 13th & 21st

This training, taking place over 2 full days is delivered in a hands on participatory style and provides participants with a Best Practice Framework for finding, keeping & supporting volunteers. Book your place by phoning 071-911042 or e-mail

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 Volunteer Discount Card

 We are launching a Volunteer        Discount Card during the week too.  It will be distributed to you, the  community groups, to distribute to  your most active volunteers. We have  500 cards, and will be in touch to see  how many we can give to your group.


At the moment we are gathering 'offers' from businesses. If you know of a business that may be willing to offer a discount or incentive for cardholders please contact us. 

Other Snippets:
Code of Governance for the Community & Voluntary Sector      

We have started our journey on the Governance Code!
For more information on the Code visit 

Boardmatch Ireland                                            

If you are trying to get new blood on your Board or Management Committee, please check out


Community Mediation Service

The Community Mediation Service was established to serve the needs of those in Sligo’s communities who may be in conflict or experiencing disputes.

Mediation can be used by anyone involved in:
*Disputes or conflict arising within a community or voluntary organisation
*Disputes involving Residents Associations
*Disputes between neighbours
*Disputes involving any aspect of intercultural misunderstanding
*Disputes involving racism and sectarianism
*Disputes in the workplace
*Disputes involving Statutory Bodies
Tel: Lorna on 087 7542660

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From Paula, Ciara, Niamh & Olivia at the Volunteer Centre
  Email: info@volunteersligo. Tel: 071 911-1042
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Twitter: @VolunteerSligo


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