August Newsletter


Hello everyone, we hope you are enjoying the summer.  It may be holiday time, but we still have some new volunteer roles for you. And remember, if your organisation would like new volunteers, contact us and find out how we can help find them. 




The County Monaghan Volunteer Awards will be launched during the week beginning 12th August. Look out for details in our special email that week or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  The awards are your chance to celebrate a volunteer who really makes a difference.


Steadfast House provides services to people with disabilities in Carrickmacross. They would like a volunteer cleaner to join their team. Find out more at


Charity Bag Pack in aid of Cliona's Foundation in Dunnes Stores, Monaghan on Saturday 31st August.. This charity provides financial assistance to parents of seriously ill children to help with the expense of caring for their child. Find out more at


Castleblayney Coderdojo teaches kids computer programming, but this role doesn't need computer skills - you will help with registration, supervision and snack time, while programming mentors look after the techie stuff. Find out more at:


Blayney Academy FC would like some new volunteers to get help with kids’ soccer. You can volunteer as little as one hour per week and they provide the training you need, free of charge. They aim to build the children's confidence, while providing a fun and safe environment where children can learn and play soccer.


Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes would like someone to volunteer 10 hours on call each week, evenings and weekends. The volunteer will take charge of the CCBB phone and deal with calls coordinating deliveries of medical items between hospitals. The role can be done from home. Find all the details at  


The Solas Drop In Centre is an amazing service for people recovering from mental health difficulties. They are holding their annual fundraiser on Friday 30th August. You can help by volunteering just 2 hours for the bucket collection. Details at


Short term computer tutor role available at Carrickmacross library. This might suit a student.


Failte Isteach English conversation classes will re-start in Monaghan, Carrickmacross, Castleblayney and Clones in September. All welcome new volunteer tutors and students. At the moment, volunteers and new students are particularly needed for the Clones class, which takes place in the library between 10 and 12 on Tuesday mornings. Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested


Remember, the roles above are just a sample of what is available. Plenty more at 



Volunteer management tip of the month - 

Prepare for emergencies.


Collect details of an emergency contact person for every volunteer and ask if they have any medical issues you need to be aware of in an emergency, so that you can tell an ambulance crew.


Ensure your volunteers know your emergency procedures and make sure they are included in fire drills etc. Think about the risks of their role and what equipment and training they need to do it safely. This could be something as simple as providing gloves for litter collecting.



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Best wishes,


Sinéad Keenan & Grace Sherry


Monaghan Volunteer Centre.

Phone 047 72191