May Newsletter

May Newsletter

Hello everyone, it’s almost National Volunteering Week and we have a bumper newsletter for you to enjoy!

Volunteer Roles

This is Tidy Towns busiest time of the year. Clones Tidy Towns would love to welcome a few new faces. More Here

The Irish Red Cross Monaghan Branch have a new, exciting role for phone call support volunteers. More Here

Blayney Academy are delighted to welcome back players and volunteers. They have two volunteer roles open. 

Coach – More Here

Assistant – More Here

After a long wait it’s finally time to reopen the amazing County Monaghan Charity shops. The SVP shop in Carrickmacross would like some new volunteers. More Here

Meals on Wheels have provided a lifeline to many older people during the pandemic. Groups across the County are seeking new volunteers, in particular in Clones and Carrickmacross.

Sosad would like to hear from volunteers who are interested in becoming counsellors. More Here

A Youtube for your group – this is a great way for organsiations to reach potential volunteers. Here is an example with Regina from Meals on Wheels. Click Here

If you would like to be featured get in touch.

MID Programme of the Month – Start your own business

In the last year a lot has changed and many people may have thought of a career change or a move to self employment. If you are one of these people then consider accessing the self employment supports offered by Monaghan Integrated Development. These include free training, advice, help with a business plan and help to apply for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance scheme. Get in touch for more.


Monday 17th May sees the start of National Volunteering Week. This years theme ‘Small Action, Big Impact’ captures the essence of much of the volunteering that took place during the pandemic. When people couldn’t volunteer in their normal way they continued to help out in any small way they could. Keep an eye out on our social media for events & competitions which will be happening throughout the week.

Share and Learn Session focusing on social media for community groups will take place on Wednesday the 19th May. This is an opportunity for groups to share their knowledge and learn from each other. All participants are welcome to contribute but there is no pressure to do so. Get in touch to register for the zoom link.

Garda Vetting Training

Garda Vetting Training will take place via zoom Friday 14th May at 10am. Get in touch to book a place.

Tip of the Month – Learning from the pandemic

With the easing of restriction many groups are finding themselves at a crossroads. Will groups gradually revert to how things were done pre Covid-19 or will they retain the new ways of doing things? All opinions need to be heard and consideration needs to be given to new procedures and what they mean for the long term future of the group.

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