August Newsletter

Monaghan Volunteer Centre

August Newsletter

Welcome to our August Newsletter! As restrictions have eased this month we have more volunteer opportunities available from a variety of organisations, all details and links are listed however if you would like to discuss any of these roles or find out more information – you can contact us on the details below.

Tip of the Month: Get Happy!

“Commit to volunteering one hour this month, if you enjoy it, do it more often. Giving can be better than receiving – get happy”

Volunteering is when you give of your own free time for the benefit of others, however there are many benefits for our volunteers, such as meeting new people and the reward of helping others, why not speak to one of our placement officers and find the perfect role for you.

Good Morning Monaghan volunteers are linked with clients who are older or isolated, who they then call regularly for a chat. This is a very rewarding role and would suit someone keen to volunteer but who needs flexibility with time commitment. GOOD MORNING

MID Meals on Wheels – Carrickmacross & Castleblayney delivers hot meals to those older people cocooning or too unwell to cook. They urgently need drivers so if you have 2-4 hours to spare during the week they would greatly appreciate your help. MEALS ON WHEELS

2nd Monaghan Scouts would like some new leaders, activities will restart in the Autumn. Experience with scouts and outdoor activities is not needed, just an interest in volunteering with children or teens. SCOUTS

Leisure Buddies volunteers are matched with people who have intellectual disabilities. Volunteer buddies support clients to attend leisure and sports activities. This is a very rewarding role for someone who can volunteer on a regular basis. https://bit.ly/3fY4FgS

AlONE offer a range of services for older people and are currently recruiting for volunteers to offer support and companionship, either by phone or in person. https://bit.ly/31HEFBa

Monaghan Special Olympics are planning to reopen in September and are recruiting for volunteers to help deliver activities for participants. Sports/coaching qualification unnecessary, just commitment to attend regularly and interest in volunteering with people with disabilities. https://bit.ly/31UQQLo

Foróige – Big Brother Big Sister volunteers are asked to spend one or two hours per week with a young person. Participants are between the ages of 10-18 and are individuals who would benefit from developing a friendship with a caring adult outside of the family. https://bit.ly/2USwKix

If you would like to recruit a volunteer for your organisation or would like to talk to one of our staff about volunteering, then you can contact us on the details below.

grace@volunteermonaghan.ie

sinead@volunteermonaghan.ie

liza@volunteermonaghan.ie

Phone 047 – 72191

www.volunteermonaghan.ie

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