August Newsletter from Monaghan Volunteer Centre

Volunteer Awards

The County Monaghan Volunteer Awards 2018 are now open for nominations. We have group and individual categories and a €300 prize fund for each category. You can find information and nomination forms  HERE   Don’t miss the closing date on 27th August.

Short Term and Flexible Volunteer Roles

Our newest role will only take half an hour. The MID/CAWT Community Health Plan needs some volunteers to meet with a community health rep and answer a questionnaire about wellness and lifestyle. The meeting will take about 30 minutes and can take place in Monaghan, Clones, Ballybay, Castleblayney or Carrickmacross. The community health rep can also help you find ways to improve your wellness & lifestyle if you want. Find out more at SURVEY

If you need a flexible volunteer role and have an interest in supporting young people achieve their goals have a look at being a Gaisce PAL. PAL volunteers will support young people ages 18 to 25 working towards a Gaisce President’s Award. PAL

Barnardos will hold a national collection day on Friday 14th September. Even an hour of your time can make a difference. BARNARDOS

Concern run a debating competition in second level schools. Each debate requires three independent adjudicators to mark the debate. Training is provided. Volunteers can adjudicate as many or as few debates as they wish. Debates last one hour and take place within post primary schools from 8pm. ADJUDICATOR

Tidy Towns volunteers are often involved on a regular basis, but they also welcome occasional volunteers to help out, especially in summer.
Clones Tidy Towns
Ballybay Tidy Towns

Tutoring Roles

Failte Isteach volunteers provide free English language conversation classes for migrants in Monaghan, Carrickmaross, Castleblayney, Clones and Ballybay. No teaching experience is necessary, training will be available in September for new volunteers. Volunteers can choose between morning and evening classes. Contact us for details of your local Failte Isteach group.

Monaghan Immigrant Support group would like to find a volunteer or volunteers who can tutor second level students living at St. Patrick’s Accommodation Centre, just outside Monaghan Town. Subjects needed are maths, science and geography. (Tutoring just 1 subject is fine). TUTOR

Volunteer Management Tip of the Month

Show your appreciation.

The importance of a thank you cannot be overstated. Get in the habit of sending thank you cards, get-well cards, etc. Host volunteer appreciation events if you can, for example a Christmas night out. A nomination for a Volunteer Award is also a great way to show someone you have noticed their great work!

Contact Details

To find out more about volunteering or to enquiry about finding volunteers for your organisation, please contact us at or 047 72191. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Best wishes,

Sinéad Keenan and Grace Sherry