Welcome to our February newsletter. County Monaghan is busy with groups reopening and courses starting so lets jump right in.
St Patricks Day celebrations are back on the calendar. Monaghan County Council would like to hear from volunteers interested in stewarding at the Monaghan parade. More Here
Carrickmacross Community Allotments would like to meet with some new volunteers. This is a great role to meet new people, get exercise and fresh air and support more sustainable living.
Drumkill is day care for the elderly providing entertainment, meals & services like hairdresser & chiropody. There are lots of ways to get involved; gardener, social media, bus helper, day care helper, cleaner.
Fundraising Team Sosad – if you admire the work of Sosad & would like to support them, why not think about joining their fundraising support team for Monaghan. More Here
NCBI Charity Shop Monaghan & Carrickmacross are both welcoming new volunteers. This is a fantastic way to get experience of retail while helping generate income for a worthy cause.
The Monaghan shop has an opening on Saturdays which may suit students.
ALONE have two exciting new roles listed in County Monaghan; Telephone Support – volunteers provide support & companionship through phone calls
Befriending Volunteer – volunteers provide companionship & social interaction during a weekly visit
Dochas for Women invite you to attend a reconnect gathering, meet ups take place on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th February.
To book a place call or message to 087 1507 056
EPIC Programme is free online training for asylum seekers and refugees to help participants with finding employment in Ireland.
More here: https://bit.ly/3sD0AHo
Enclude is a tech donations programme open to all Irish non-profits which provides savings on software such as Microsoft.
POWER is delivered by Network Personnel & provides opportunities for women for employment & reskilling. For more info call 047 84616
Tip of the month – The Difficult Questions
Many groups experienced a change in membership profile during Covid and may now be struggling to regain members. This issue could provide an opportunity for reflection and strategising.
What will the group look like in five years?
Why are new people reluctant to get involved?
What is the experience of past members who have moved on?
These are just a few examples of difficult questions that are worth considering to ensure an organisations future survival & prosperity.
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