Monaghan volunteer helps Mayo organisation
“The rise in online volunteering has made it possible for volunteers to take on roles with organisations all over Ireland. One example we really liked was how Monaghan woman Dianne shared her knowledge of local history with a group in Mayo.
The Irish Wheelchair Association in Mayo posted a volunteer role on our national volunteering database, I-Vol. It was for volunteers to join an online meeting of their group as a guest speaker or tutor. They were open to all kinds of ideas, such as storytelling, crafts, gardening – anything that might interest the group. Dianne saw this role online and got in touch with Monaghan Volunteer Centre. We put her in contact with the IWA group in Mayo. Dianne joined a meeting as a guest speaker and shared her knowledge of the history of Clones. She showed some Clones lace pieces and explained the story of how Clones lace began as a famine relief project in 1847. She went on to give the group a virtual guided tour of Clones and tell them about its history.
For more information on Clones Lace and Clones history see CLONES
Sophie, a student from Emyvale, Co. Monaghan
“As a college student, I needed to fulfill volunteer hours for my course. I was unsure of what volunteer opportunities there were available to me in my area so I decided to visit the I-Vol website.
The site was very easy to navigate and showed me a lot of amazing volunteering opportunities that really interested me. I was able to get in contact with some of the people in Monaghan Volunteer Centre and they were all very kind and helpful. I had a great time volunteering at different organisations over the summer and would definitely recommend that others take the time to check out any volunteer opportunities around them.
I would not have known about any of them without the help of the Volunteer Centre and their website. I was able to meet some wonderful people and learn a lot throughout my time volunteering and I’ve made some great memories. I will definitely continue using the service to find new opportunities in the future.”