Welcome to our December newsletter from Monaghan Volunteer Centre.

Drumkill Day Care Centre is Threemilehouse have opportunities for new members to join the volunteer team.
· Kitchen assistant http://bit.ly/2AKTaJ5
· Social Day Care Assistant http://bit.ly/2fUP1Y3
· Volunteer Carer http://bit.ly/2j7kQza

The Drop Inn Ministries Shop in Monaghan would like new volunteers to help out for four hours per week, Saturdays or weekdays. http://bit.ly/22fWO2f

The Solas Drop-in Centre in Monaghan Town has a role for a volunteer assistant to help out for one or two half days per week. http://bit.ly/2eCkdIX

Youth Work Ireland Monaghan have an opportunity for a volunteer youth worker at their Carrickmacross Youth Café. Three hours per week on a weekday evening. May suit a volunteer who wishes to gain experience and training relevant to youth work or similar careers.

The Peace Link in Clones runs an inclusive sports club for children with disabilities on Thursdays at 5pm. Volunteer are needed to help with various games and activities, Peace Link staff will be present at all times, the volunteers will support and assist the staff. http://bit.ly/2vo6mSs

The Monaghan Integrated Development Helping Hands project has a brand new co-coordinator. Marina will be working Mondays & Tuesdays 9 to 5 and Wednesdays 9 to 1. If you know an older person who needs some help with small DIY jobs contact Marina at 087 0656793. If you have DIY skills and would like to help out as a Helping Hands volunteer see http://bit.ly/1pLwIGL

Does a voluntary group you know need some new volunteers? Let them know they can advertise through our website and social media free of charge. Contact us or see www.volunteermonaghan.ie for details.

We have a wide variety of other roles featured on our website – soccer coaching, website building, older people’s activities, baby group, scout leader, horse riding support, community first responders, board members and many more. For details see https://www.volunteermonaghan.ie/index.php/volunteers/volunteer-vacancies

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Sinéad and Grace.

*Quote of the Month*

One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.

 Welcome to the Monaghan Volunteer Centre November Newsletter.

Here is a sample of some groups in County Monaghan who would welcome new volunteers:

Special Olympics, Countywide
Scouts Groups, Countywide
Failte Isteach, Countywide
Helping Hands, Countywide
Drumkill Centre, Monaghan
Solas Centre, Monaghan
Blayney Academy FC Castleblayney
1st Responders Castleblayney
Sosad Carrickmacross
Tidy Towns Clones
Cahans Charity Shop Ballybay

Dates for your diary
5th December: We are holding a Volunteer Managers Networking event in the Workshouse, Carrickmacross. The focus of this event is how to attract and retain volunteers.

Garda Vetting training is happening in Castleblayney on the 11th December and in Cavan on the 14th December. Contact us for details.

At present we are updating our records. If you have changed your contact details and would like to continue receiving our updates can you please let us know.

Contact us on 047-72191 for more details on any of these items and for more volunteering opportunities visit www.volunteermonaghan.ie

Best wishes,
Grace and Sinead

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*Interesting Fact*
When people are asked why they don't volunteer, one of the most common replies given is that "Nobody asked me to".