Volunteer EXPO 2024

Our Volunteer EXPO 2024 took place on March 8th and it was fantastic success. We were delighted to be hosted once again by the Fairgreen Shopping Centre and supported by KCLR96FM. We had approximately 20 organisations attend and it was a great opportunity for anyone interested in volunteering to have chat with the organisations and see how they could help out. We were really happy with the amount of people that turned up on the day and contributed to a brilliant atmosphere.

Recognition Event 2024

On February 8th, Carlow Volunteer Centre hosted a Recognition Event. This was an opportunity for volunteer involving organisations around Carlow to recognise the importance and impact their volunteers have on their services. It was also a chance for us at Carlow Volunteer Centre, to thank all volunteers in Carlow for the contribution they have made to their communities over the past year. The Seven Oaks facilitated our event and we were delighted with the full house attendance. Many representatives of organisations spoke about the work they do and about the important role volunteers play in this. We would like to thank all those who made the effort to attend, despite the miserable rain, and we hope it was enjoyed by all.

National Volunteering Week

Natasha, Collette, Helen and Sinéad

Carlow Volunteer Centre had a brilliant morning at their Connecting Communities event to celebrate National Volunteering Week in An Gairdín Beo. They were joined by volunteers to unveil the ‘Flowers’ Mural. This mural is the product of the Integration Project which Carlow Volunteer Centre ran over a number of months. Over 50 volunteers took part on Thursday mornings to crochet and knit flowers over tea, coffee, biscuits and chats. “We were looking for ways people newly arrived into Carlow could get involved, and create opportunities in which they could meet people and get to know the area. Over the months, we’ve have volunteers from several countries come along and craft flowers. It’s been a fantastic project and we’re so proud of how it has turned out” explained Helen Rothwell, Manager of Carlow Volunteer Centre. Carlow Volunteer Centre also presented Certificates to Edel Spillane from Unum and Jennifer Corr from MSD with Certificates as a small thank you for the corporate volunteering projects the staff undertook last year.

If you would like to see this beautiful Flowers Mural, you can call to the Carlow Volunteer Centre office.

Turas Nua ‘Give Back’ to The Irish Wheelchair Association

Volunteers from Turas Nua made the most of their ‘Giving Back Day’ by helping The Irish Wheelchair Association with their garden. The volunteers arrived fully equipped on Friday June 30th. Adam and the team had a great day helping out and staff of the IWA really appreciate the efforts they put in.

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