We would like to say a big thank you to the guys over at Volunteer Ireland for helping us to organize our first ever Team Impact Day last Friday!
It was very rewarding to be able to work with a local organisation like the Clondalkin Community Safety Forum to make a physical impact on the environment!
Feedback from our volunteers was excellent – if you are thinking about getting involved with an organisation like Volunteer Ireland, in either a corporate or personal capacity, we would highly recommend it!
Richard Costello from the Clondalkin Community Safety Forum said;
“Thanks to Volunteer Ireland for linking us up with staff from Greyhound. They really got stuck into the clean-up and the fence painting. They gave their time as part of their official Team Impact Day. It was a pleasure to meet them all. Everyone gave 110% all day! We hope to continue to develop a good local relationship with Greyhound and other businesses to provide volunteering support via Corporate Team Impact Days to the Community Safety Forum on some of it’s projects.”
Volunteer Ireland is the national volunteer development agency and a support body for all local Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services in Ireland. Their goal is to make sure that everyone who wants to volunteer, can volunteer. They do this in many different ways, working with a variety of stakeholders.
Volunteers and Volunteering:
They promote and celebrate volunteering in Ireland through campaigns such as National Volunteering Week and the Volunteer Ireland Awards. Along with Volunteer Centres across the country they manage I-VOL (the national database of Irish volunteering opportunities and listings).
Charities and Not for Profit Organisations:
They support national volunteer involving organisations by offering bespoke training, consultancy and an extensive range of online guides and resources on engaging volunteers.
They also support to companies interested in volunteering and offers volunteer management services for large-scale events and festivals.
Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services:
There are 21 Volunteer Centre and 7 Volunteering Information Services across the country who work with Volunteer Ireland.
Volunteer Ireland develops and supports best practice in volunteering and Volunteer Centres, including the evaluation of Volunteer Centres according to a quality standard framework.
You can find more information on Volunteer Ireland here.
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