October Newsletter

Monaghan Volunteer Centre

October Newsletter

Welcome to the Monaghan Volunteer Centre October newsletter. As we face an increase to level 3 on the “Living with Covid-19” plan and we are all feeling a bit gloomy, it’s a good time to stop and remember the good things that are still happening around us. Like the difference volunteers make in their communities. For a bit of inspiration, head over to our website for the video and article about our Co. Monaghan Volunteer Award winners, Lisa McGlade, Malachy Marron and Castleblayney Community First responders and all the wonderful nominees. Awards Video

For anyone who is finding their volunteer role demanding or stressful at the moment, we have a video from Miffy Hoad at Mental Health Ireland about looking after your wellbeing as a volunteer. Wellbeing Video

Also on our website this month is Liza’s interview with inspirational speaker, transformational change specialist and co-founder of Lean-In Ireland, Breda McCague. Breda talks about how she benefited from volunteering & why others should try it. Interview with Breda

This Friday is the closing date for the Volunteer Ireland awards. A nomination is a great way to recognise any volunteer, every nominee will receive a thank you card. They have many different categories to suit all sorts of volunteers. VI Awards

Volunteer From Home Roles

Carrickmacross Toy Library have a role for an experienced bookkeeper to deal with annual accounts, VAT advice and funding applications. Bookkeeper

Turn2Me would like volunteers aged 16 or 17 to train as community builders. The turn2me peer community is an online mental health support service for young people aged 12-17. Peer support is offered when a person similar to one’s own age reaches out to share experiences, learn together and help the other person move past difficulties in their lives. TURN2ME

The Irish Cancer Society is looking for people passionate about ensuring that the voices of cancer patients, survivors, families and caregivers are heard at all levels of Government to become “Advocacy Champions”

Good Morning Monaghan would welcome new volunteers to the service, to make phone calls to older people and others who are isolated, have a chat and report any worries to the project coordinator. GOOD MORNING

Out and About Volunteer Roles
Meals on Wheels groups around the county would welcome new volunteers to help bring older people nourishing meals. Groups currently recruiting include:
Monaghan Integrated Development in Carrickmacross and Castleblayney MID Meals on Wheel and Monaghan Town SVP

Sosad Carrickmacross has roles for a qualified counsellor, receptionist and fundraiser SOSAD

Find lots more roles at Role Search

Tip of the Month
You can find lots of resources for both volunteers and voluntary organisations about safe volunteering during Covid-19 at VI Covid Resouces If you want to discuss how Covid-19 affect your volunteering or voluntary organisation please give us a call.

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

Phone 047 – 72191
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