From 13-19th May, Dublin City Volunteer Centre will participate in the National Volunteer Week. All over Ireland there will be events that celebrate volunteers and volunteering with this year theme set around the definition of volunteering. Who is a volunteer? What is volunteering? Where do volunteers…volunteer!
The Dublin City Volunteer Centre will have a few events during the week. Our popular Volunteer Information Evening will be at the Carmalite Community Centre on Tuesday 14th May 6.15pm-8pm. During the evening you will be able to hear a few of our organisations speak about the work they do and the roles they have available. After the talk there will be time to to visit the organisations at their stands to ask questions and sign up for roles. This is a great opportunity to gain more in depth knowledge about the volunteering opportunities available and meet like minded people.
This event is free but please grab a ticket here as places are limited.
Organisations confirmed so far:
Inner City Helping Homeless was founded in November 2013 as a result of the increased number of people sleeping rough around Dublin City. The ICHH outreach volunteers are on the streets of Dublin city and surrounding areas 7 nights a week and bring supplies such as tea, coffee, soup, pot noodles, gloves, clothes and sleeping bags.
The Hope Foundation is a registered charity working with street and slum children in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India. Living on the streets, children are exposed to horrendous physical and sexual abuse. They are forced to work from as young as five years of age to earn money for food and so cannot go to school. HOPE funds and operates over 60 projects in support of these children.
St. John of God Liffey Region provide a range of day, educational, residential and respite services for over 850 children and adults with intellectual disability.
Depaul exists to serve homeless individuals or families, at risk or caught in the spiral of homelessness.
Lives can be transformed through a wide range of events taking place, so we make it our business to ensure that it is easy for people to volunteer to get involved with public events, and that our Event Volunteers get the most out of their participation.