April Newsletter

April Newsletter

Welcome to our April Newsletter. We have volunteer roles and training listed below and also details of the Monaghan County Council Covid Volunteer recognition event.

Volunteer Roles

Social Buddies

Volunteers are matched with participants who attend intellectual disability services. Buddies meet up to take part in social outings & enjoy activities together. More Here

Special Olympics

Groups are meeting again all over the County and the Monaghan branch would like to hear from volunteers interested in coaching & helping with different sports. More Here

Big Brother Big Sister

This is a County wide youth mentor programme. If you have an interest in youth work or volunteering with young people this could be the role for you. More Here

Alone Befrienders

This group is seeking volunteers to befriend and visit with isolated older people in County Monaghan. They are particularly seeking female befrienders around Monaghan town. More Here

Blood Donors

Did you know that 1 in 4 people will require a blood transfusion at some time in their life. Donors are encouraged to give blood at a local clinic and use the new online appointment system.  More Here

Community Games Stewards

Volunteer stewards and event officials are required to help at an Ulster Athletics Event in the Peace Link Clones on the 30th July. More Here and More Here

Monaghan Cardiac First Responders

This is a new group providing an important service in Monaghan town and are open to new members. More Here

Failte Isteach English Conversation Tutors Carrickmacross

Failte Isteach is relaunching in Carrickmacross. An initial information session is being held in Carrickmacross library on the 20th May. More details to follow in the May newsletter but if you are interested get in touch.

Sosad Suicide Intervention Officers

Sosad in Monaghan are seeking volunteers to be listeners on Sosad’s 24 hour helpline. Volunteers would be taking calls outside of office hours for 4 hours per week.  More Here

Other News

National Volunteer Management Conference takes place on zoom over two morning – the 26th and 27th April. Tickets cost €38, we have a number of complimentary tickets available so get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to secure a free ticket.

Fundamentals of Volunteer Management Training is free online training for Volunteer Involving organisations delivered by Volunteer Ireland. Get in touch for more information.

Monaghan County Council Covid Volunteer Recognition Event

Please nominate anyone you know who volunteered during Covid in this online portal.  More Here

Everyone nominated will receive a commemorative badge and a letter of recognition.

Tip of the month – Garda Vetting

Monaghan Volunteer Centre provides a vetting service for groups who can’t access vetting via a different route, for example through a support agency or funder. Recently we have heard from a number of groups who have been asked about their Garda Vetting procedures by their insurance company. If you are unsure if your group needs vetting feel free to get in touch and we will answer any questions you may have.

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