Welcome to the Monaghan Volunteer Centre Newsletter for August. Here is a selection of some of the volunteer opportunities available on our website. www.volunteermonaghan.ie

There is still one week left to submit applications for the Volunteer of the Year Awards. €300 prize fund in each category – Volunteer of the Year, Young Volunteer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Volunteer Group of the Year. Details at www.midl.ie or email me for a nomination form.

Monaghan Integrated Development need a volunteer with fluent Irish who is available for a couple of hours on the morning of Monday 11th September in Monaghan Town to help with a presentation to second level students http://bit.ly/2usp8Eo

The Glaslough Park after Dark Festival takes place on Saturday 26th August. Volunteers are needed on 25th/26th/27th to help as gate stewards, food service, bar staff, stage crew, festival décor, marshals, pack down and clear up. http://bit.ly/2v1SVq3

Failte Isteach English Conversation Tutors are needed in Ballybay http://bit.ly/2m647us Castleblayney http://bit.ly/2vtbGCI Carrickmacross http://bit.ly/2fQQGi6 Clones http://bit.ly/2e75ipv and Monaghan http://bit.ly/1mg3vRO No teaching experience needed.

Irish Heart have an interesting role for an Advocacy Campaign Volunteer to work on their Childhood Obesity project for 7 hours on a once off basis. http://bit.ly/2u9myov

Teach na Daoine in Monaghan have volunteer roles available with the homework club for primary and secondary students http://bit.ly/28PqIc2 and at the Youth Café http://bit.ly/2h25iJr

The Barnardos National Collection Day takes place on Friday 15th September and team leaders http://bit.ly/2tZQiEI and collectors http://bit.ly/2toTOps are needed

Special Olympics in Monaghan Town need volunteers to assist with a number of sports. At the moment they particularly need help with swimming on Saturday mornings. http://bit.ly/28UuBLZ

The NCBI need some fundraising volunteers to help with a collection at the Harvest Time Blues Festival in Monaghan on Sunday 3rd September. http://bit.ly/2sqpb4e

Please contact us for more details on any of the items above. Our number is 047 72191.

Best wishes,

Sinead Keenan.

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Welcome to the June edition of the Monaghan Volunteer Centre Newsletter.

Here is a selection of some of the volunteer opportunities available on our website. www.volunteermonaghan.ie Failte Isteach volunteer tutors are required for English conversation classes in Clones. No teaching experience needed, both day and evening roles available. Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/2e75ipv Monaghan Sports Partnership and the Peace Link in Clones are running a summer camp for children with disabilities and their siblings from 23rd to 25th August. Volunteers with an interest are asked to apply early to allow time for Garda vetting. http://bit.ly/2opk96A Foroige are running the Big Brother Big Sister Programme throughout the County of Monaghan and they would like volunteers as Mentors in various areas. More information available at http://bit.ly/28VIqFX Clones Baby and Toddler Group have opportunities for volunteers to help out at weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings. http://bit.ly/2q5CaaJ Voluntary Service International is looking for Irish residents to volunteer in a farm and gardening project running from July 22nd until August 5th, 2017 at Ballybay Camphill Community. Applications must be in by 1st July. http://bit.ly/2seviZY Clones Tidy Towns would like volunteers to help out with painting projects and gardening in Clones on Wednesday evenings and/or Saturday mornings. More info: http://bit.ly/2sehPRA Stewards are needed for this years annual Arts Festival held in Carrickmacross in August. For more information click on the link: http://bit.ly/2qfR6R5 Monaghan Town FC are looking for suitable candiditates to become the Manager of a juvenile soccer team and also to become the Manager of an adult soccer team. If you think these positions could be for you, then check out the links: Manager of juvenile team http://bit.ly/2rf1YkQ Manager of adult team http://bit.ly/2rXYTqK Please contact us for more details on any of the items above. Our number is 047 72191. Best wishes, Sinead and Cianna Find us also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Welcome to the February edition of the Monaghan Volunteer Centre Newsletter. Here are a small selection of the volunteer opportunities available on our website. www.volunteermonaghan.ie We are also on Facebook and Twitter (@VolunteerMonaghan). Please like or follow us. Monaghan Volunteer Centre would like to invite past and present volunteers to write a little piece about their experience of volunteering. These would be placed on our website as testimonials. If you wouldl like to relate your experience, please email We are holding a Garda Vetting Training session on Thursday 30th March at 7:30pm in the Enterprise Centre, Castleblayney. Email us to book your free place. The Oesophageal Cancer Fund are holding their annual fundraising/awareness day on the 3rd/4th March and they are looking for volunteers to sell pins and lollipops in the locality. If you would like to get involved with Lollipop Day 2017 click here: http://bit.ly/2kp0k9H Spend an hour or two per week with a young person as a Foroige Big Brother/Big Sister volunteer. Times and activities flexible to suit the young person and volunteer. http://bit.ly/28VIqFX Sosad are looking for stewards for their annual 5K run in Carrickmacross on St Patrick’s Day. More information: http://bit.ly/2iVcLOG Volunteers are needed for Barretstown camps for seriously ill children throughout 2017. If you would like to get involved or find out more click here: http://bit.ly/1N8zoGH Cu Chulainn Blood Bikes seek volunteers to run fundraising events all over Monaghan. http://bit.ly/29b2Wp2 Volunteer Ireland have lots of information and tips for volunteers and organisation that involved volunteers on their website. Here’s a link : http://bit.ly/1TjKKas Tip of the Month If you’re involved in managing a team of volunteers remember to Say ‘thank you’ regularly. You could try sending them personal notes on special occasions (birthdays, holidays, for a job well done etc.). Remind them how important their efforts are to your organisation. Find out more information on any of these opportunities from clicking on the links provided or by contacting Sinead or Cianna at 047 72191 or . Sinead and Cianna

Welcome to the January edition of the Monaghan Volunteer Centre Newsletter. Here are a small selection of the volunteer opportunities available on our website. www.volunteermonaghan.ie We are also on Facebook and Twitter (@VolunteerMonaghan). Please like or follow us. Monaghan Failte Isteach are recruiting volunteer English conversation tutors in Clones, Monaghan and Carrickmacross. Tutors are especially needed for the Monday night classes from 7pm-9pm in Monaghan and for day time classes in Clones. http://bit.ly/1mg3vRO Drop in Ministries has roles for volunteers to assist in their charity shop in Monaghan Town. Flexible days/hours. http://bit.ly/22fWO2f The Irish Cancer Society are seeking volunteer collectors throughout Ireland to participate in their national collection event being held on the 21st January at participating Argos stores. http://bit.ly/1RCOJSK If you have a calm natured dog then Irish Therapy Dogs have a need for volunteers to come along to care centres and nursing homes with their furry friends to interact with the residents. http://bit.ly/1L2IRxb Muintir na Tire need Crime Prevention Ambassador volunteers to help with a short term project, delivering crime prevention advice to older people in their homes. Volunteers needed in all rural areas and towns in Co. Monaghan and Co. Cavan. http://bit.ly/2fSfv9I Drumkill Daycare Centre are looking for volunteers for their two new roles on offer. First role is for Volunteer Drivers (with volunteers own car): http://bit.ly/2j62AFN. The second role is for Volunteer Carers: http://bit.ly/2j7kQza. Find out more information on any of these opportunities from clicking on the links provided or by contacting Sinead or Cianna at 047 72191 or . From everyone in Monaghan Volunteer Centre, we hope you are having a great start to 2017. Sinead and Cianna

Welcome to the December edition of the Monaghan Volunteer Centre Newsletter. Here are a small selection of the volunteer opportunities available on our website.  www.volunteermonaghan.ie   We are also on Facebook and Twitter (@VolunteerMonaghan). Please like or follow us.

 

The NCBI has a role for a volunteer driver/assistant to help a lady with sight loss who lives in the Monaghan Town area. Includes accompanying her to bank, post office, shop etc., approx. 2 hours per week. http://bit.ly/2fom0QW

Muintir na Tire need Crime Prevention Ambassador volunteers to help with a short term project, delivering crime prevention advice to homes of older people. Volunteers needed in all rural areas and towns in Co. Monaghan and Co. Cavan. http://bit.ly/2fSfv9I  

Castleblayney Coder Dojo have two opportunities available. Mentors need coding skills http://bit.ly/1QtDXc0   but assistants don’t need any computer skills, just an interest in volunteering with children and young people. http://bit.ly/1V63f3Z

Epilepsy Ireland are seeking County Coordinators for their Rose Appeal in February. Coordinators will help recruit other volunteers and organise the fundraising appeal within their county. http://bit.ly/2gXSHa1

Monaghan Failte Isteach are recruiting volunteer English conversation tutors. Tutors can choose morning or evening classes. Clones http://bit.ly/2e75ipv   Monaghan Town http://bit.ly/1mg3vRO   Carrickmacross http://bit.ly/2fQQGi6

Monaghan Special Olympics has roles for volunteers to assist coaches with sports such as soccer, basketball, swimming, table tennis and ten pin bowling. No coaching experience needed, just an interest in working with people with disabilities. http://bit.ly/28UuBLZ

Youth Work Ireland Monaghan has roles for volunteers working with young people in Carrickmacross, Castleblayney and Clones. http://bit.ly/2e370c8

For more information on any of these opportunities contact Sinead or Cianna at 047 72191 or

Monaghan Volunteer Centre would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Why not consider a new volunteer role as your new year’s resolution?

 

Sinead and Cianna.

 

 

Welcome to the November edition of the Monaghan Volunteer Centre Newsletter. This is a small selection of the volunteer opportunities available.  There are lots more on our website.  www.volunteermonaghan.ie   We are also on Facebook and Twitter (@VolunteerMonaghan). Please like or follow us.

Cu Chulainn Blood Bike needs volunteers for a bucket collection in Monaghan Town this Saturday 12th November. Only 2 hour commitment needed.  http://bit.ly/2f9f0L3

The Cairde Activation Centre is Clones needs some volunteers with painting/DIY skills to help out for a day or two. Might suit a company team building day or a Men’s Shed looking for a new project. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2fguOd2

First Aid/CPR classes will take place on Saturday 12th November 2016 at Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney. There is no fee for this course but places must be booked in advance. Contact Denise on (049) 437 6401 or .

Monaghan Failte Isteach are recruiting volunteer English conversation tutors for morning classes in Clones http://bit.ly/2e75ipv and evening classes in Monaghan Town. http://bit.ly/1mg3vRO 

Youth Work Ireland Monaghan has roles for volunteers working with young people in Carrickmacross, Castleblayney and Clones. http://bit.ly/2e370c8

Teach na Daoine has an opportunity for a youth support assistant in Monaghan Town. http://bit.ly/2e0T7up  

For someone with fluent Irish we have a translation volunteer role: http://bit.ly/22dE3MF

Team Hope would love some volunteers to help with the Christmas Shoe box appeal. Volunteers can check or wrap boxes of presents, do data entry or be delivery drivers.  Details here: http://bit.ly/2dd6ZCb

Monaghan Volunteer Centre now provides a “Registration Hub” for small organisations who need help in registering with the Charities Regulator, which is now a legal requirement. Appointment are available on Friday afternoon. Please contact us to find out more or make a booking.

For more information on any of these opportunities contact Sinead or Cianna at 047 72191 or . 

Best Regards,

Sinead and Cianna.

Welcome to the September edition of the Monaghan Volunteer Centre Newsletter. This is a small selection of the volunteer opportunities available.  There are lots more on our website.  www.volunteermonaghan.ie   We are also on Facebook and Twitter (@VolunteerMonagh). Please like or follow us.

Cu Chulainn Blood Bikes are seeking volunteers to help out with fundraising events. More information here: http://bit.ly/29b2Wp2

The Millenium Club for the Elderly in Scotstown need volunteers to help serve lunch and a volunteer driver to collect food from Monaghan Hospital. More here: Driver (http://bit.ly/29YZDnm) Helpers (http://bit.ly/2a8ZQla)

Volunteer English conversation tutors are required by Failte Isteach in Monaghan and Carrickmacross. No teaching experience/qualifications needed. More information here: http://bit.ly/1mg3vRO

Camphill Community are recruiting volunteers to carry out the role of horse riding support assistant, helping people with disabilities at riding lessons. More here: http://bit.ly/1RUOJOy

Childrens Activities Volunteers required within Doohamlet Childcare. Great role for anyone interested in childcare or teaching. More here: http://bit.ly/1YggAuj

Two Parent and Toddler Groups in Carrickmacross are looking for volunteers to help out within their groups. More here: http://bit.ly/1LbOAAl and here:  http://bit.ly/1mhSvU1

Letters 1916 would like help from Volunteer Transcribers with a history project: More information here: http://bit.ly/1HYrV7d

Monaghan Helping Hands Project are looking for volunteers with DIY skills to get involved in the project. More here: http://bit.ly/1HYrV7d

Monaghan Foroige are seeking volunteers as Youth Mentors for their Big Brother Big Sister programme. More here: http://bit.ly/28VIqFX

We are delighted to welcome Cianna Bothwell to the team at Monaghan Volunteer Centre. Cianna will be helping to support people looking for volunteer roles. Grace Sherry will be on leave until Spring 2017.

For more information on any of these opportunities contact Sinead or Cianna at 047 72191 or

Best Regards,

Sinead and Cianna 

Welcome to our August Newsletter. Here are a few of the volunteer opportunities available, find more on www.volunteermonaghan.ie   For regular updates like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@VolunteerMonagh)

 

The Millennium Club for the Elderly in Scotstown are seeking volunteer helpers & a volunteer driver. More here http://bit.ly/29YZDnm (driver) & http://bit.ly/2a8ZQla (helpers)

 

Castleblayney Annual Fair Day takes place Saturday 24th September. Volunteers are required to steward. This is a great way to experience the Fair Day. More here: http://bit.ly/2avyuqa

 

Festival Volunteers required for 'The Park After Dark Music Festival' in Glaslough. More here: http://bit.ly/290BYyz

 

The Cassandra Hand Centre in Clones are seeking character actors and a heritage research volunteer. More here http://bit.ly/2btyskL and here:http://bit.ly/1RQLjKi

 

Enjoying Rio 2016? Why not thinking about getting involved in your local Special Olympics club. Coaches, mentors and helpers are always needed for a wide variety of sports.

 

A homebased research assistant is required by UCD Institute of Food & Health. More details here: http://bit.ly/2aXmbCF

 

 

Garda Vetting Update: Monaghan Volunteer Centre are transferring to e-vetting. Last date for submission of the paper form to the Volunteer Centre is 31st August. More information will be sent to Garda Vetting Groups later today.

 

For more information on any of these opportunities contact Grace or Sinead at 047 72191 or 

Best Regards,

Grace and Sinead 

Welcome to the July edition of the Monaghan Volunteer Centre Newsletter. This is a small selection of the volunteer opportunities available.  There are lots more on our website.  www.volunteermonaghan.ie   We are also on Facebook and Twitter (@VolunteerMonagh). Please like or follow us.

Monaghan Sports Partnership’s summer camp for children with disabilities and their siblings runs in Clones from 15th to 17th August.  If you are interested in volunteering let us know as soon as possible. http://bit.ly/1T10pKX

Glaslough Music Festival takes place on 27th August and needs volunteers to help with setting up, giving directions, issuing wristbands and stewarding. Volunteers will be rewarded with goodie bags and an after party. http://bit.ly/290BYyz

Lithuanian Community of Monaghan is looking for new people to join their team and contribute to the management and development of Lithuanian Community of Monaghan. If you would be interested in joining please call us on 086 8192416.

The Foroige Big Brother/Big Sister project involves adult volunteers in spending an hour once a week with a young person aged 10 to 18, developing a friendship and taking part in an activity of their choice together. http://bit.ly/28VIqFX  

A great selection of Factsheets and Best Practice Guides for organisations that involve volunteers is available on the Volunteer Ireland website, covering everything from Garda Vetting to recruiting volunteers. http://www.volunteer.ie/resources/factsheets-guides/

Castleblayney Community Crèche are seeking new board members to help with the management of this non-profit childcare facility. Volunteer board members are vital to running of this service. http://bit.ly/1UqnaJ2

We have spotted two opportunities for anyone with an interest in knitting. Letterkenny Hospital needs tiny hats for premature babies http://bit.ly/29VtGtHand Team Hope need knitted toys for the Christmas shoebox appeal. http://bit.ly/23UVZev  

Volunteer to save a life - Castleblayney Community First Responders has roles for committee members http://bit.ly/2946CM4and for first responders http://bit.ly/294yNc0

The Community Games need volunteer judges for talent competitions, music, singing and dancing in Athlone on the weekends of 13th/14th and 20th/21st August. http://bit.ly/2a32dZW

For more information on any of these opportunities contact Sinead or Grace at 047 72191 or

Best Regards,

Sinead and Grace

Welcome to the June edition of the Monaghan Volunteer Centre Newsletter. We have included some of the new groups seeking volunteers but as always there are lots more opportunities on our website www.volunteermonaghan.ie. Don't forget to follow us on twitter (@VolunteerMonaghor like us on Facebook. 

Castleblayney Community First Responders are seeking Community First Responders and Committee members. More here:http://bit.ly/294yNc0 and http://bit.ly/2946CM4. 
 
 
The Glaslough Life requires volunteers for 'The Park After Dark' festival which happens 27th August. More here: http://bit.ly/290BYyz
 
 
Castleblayney Community Creche has an opportunity for new Board Members. More here: http://bit.ly/1UqnaJ2
 
 
The Iontas Centre Day Ward for older people would like to hear from an activities volunteer who can provide workshops or activities for service users. More here http://bit.ly/1UFEn3N
 
 
Blayney Academy FC have a number of volunteer roles in areas such as coaching, photography, pre match set up, fundraising. More here: http://bit.ly/28Pn9i3http://bit.ly/297zNhchttp://bit.ly/28ZTu5k
 
 
Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes are seeking volunteer fundraisers to help support their work. More here: http://bit.ly/29b2Wp2
 
 
Camphill Community requires a horse riding support volunteer to help service users at lessons in Tydavnet. More here: http://bit.ly/1RUOJOy
 
 
Foroige's Big Brother Big Sister Programme is seeking volunteer mentors across Co. Monaghan. More here: http://bit.ly/28VIqFX
 
 
We have lots more summer event volunteering roles such as summer camps, festival volunteers & show stewarts. Get in touch for details. 
 
 

For more information on any of these opportunities contact Grace or Sinead at 047 72191 or 

Best Regards,

Grace and Sinead 

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