Volunteering at the heart of Louth

Welcome to Louth Volunteer Centre

In Louth Volunteer Centre we are passionate about volunteering and Louth County is a great place to volunteer. Volunteering enriches communities, gives volunteers an opportunity to develop personally, and puts giving at the heart of how we all live.

 

National Volunteering Week 2014

For National Volunteering Week 2014, there was lots happening this year in Louth. You can view photos of the two Volunteer Fairs in Drogheda and Dundalk, our Volunteer Appreciation Evening and the 'Lens a Hand' winners from our photo competition on our facebook page. 

70% say Ireland would be ‘much worse’ without volunteers

National Volunteering Week was coordinated by Volunteer Ireland, which announced details of a survey of 1,000 people.

In the survey 70% said that Ireland would be a ‘much worse’ place to live in without volunteers, 67% said that volunteers are underappreciated and undervalued and 73% have said that volunteering can help unemployed people improve skills and experience to increase their employability.

Comedian, biker and volunteer PJ Gallagher has encouraged people to find their passion and use it to volunteer, as National Volunteering week takes place this week. Read More....

 Our Services

Louth Volunteer Centre offers a recruitment and placement service for volunteers in Louth as well as providing support and training to not for profits on all aspects of volunteer managment. Other services include a Garda Vetting service, consultancy on volunteering issues and research and policy work around all areas of volunteering. 

If your organisation wants to engage volunteers, or wants advice on volunteering, go to our organisational pages to learn more about our services. Here you can information on Volunteer Management TrainingGarda Vetting and other support service we provide to volunteer involving organisations in Louth County. You can download How we work with organisations which outlines our services. Here are our office and outreach locations as well as opening times.

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Because of You!

 

Watch our video which gives an insight into the impact that your time has for others that use services provided by volunteers.






 

I-Vol App

Volunteer Ireland have launched a new app,designed to let you access all of our volunteering opportunities directly on your mobile device. It is currently available on Apple and Android.. Click here for details...

Latest News

  • The All-Ireland Poc Fada Hurling & Camogie Championships is an annual tournament testing the skills of Ireland's best hurlers and camogie players. Poc Fada is Irish for "long puck".

    poc fadaThe All Ireland Poc Fada Finals take place on the Saturday of the Irish August Bank Holiday each year (since 2005). For 2014 the date is 2 August. The starting time is 11:30 (On the 2.5 km course the Boys Under 16 final begins first, followed by the Camogie Final with the Senior Final following thereafter on the 5 km course).

     

     

    If you are free to volunteer from 10.30am on 2nd August, please contact us or click here to apply.

     

  • Invitation

     

    Louth Volunteer Centre, in partnership with Louth Minority Ethnic Consortium, hosted a multicultural fun afternoon at St Mary's GAA club in Ardee, Co Louth on Saturday 14th June.

     

    The event showcased some of the different cultures in Ardee, with food and entertainment from around the globe provided by people living locally and it was an unmissable event, with loads of fun and plenty to do for children of all ages!

     

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  • This National Volunteering Week, Louth Volunteer Centre hosted two volunteer Fairs, to give you the opportunity to meet as many local organisations and charities as you like.  By doing this, we hope to help you find the opportunity that suits you best.

    PJ Gallagher NVW1Comedian, biker and volunteer PJ Gallagher has encouraged people to find their passion and use it to volunteer, as National Volunteering week takes place this week.

    Describing volunteering as his new passion, he said his love of motorbikes led him to become a volunteer courier of emergency blood.

    “I got in to motorbikes after my dad died. I remember getting on the bike soon after he died and for the first time in weeks, my head was completely clear. Volunteer bikers use their time, skills and enthusiasm to help hospitals by transporting blood and urgent medical supplies.

    “Before the organisation started, every time an item needed to go from one hospital to another, outside of normal operating hours, the hospital had to pay for a taxi, courier or ask an ambulance service to take it. Blood Bikes East now provides this service free of charge. I get so much out of volunteering. I’d recommend it to anyone. If a motorbike-loving stand-up comedian can find his ideal volunteering role, anyone can!”

    Search for your ideal opportunity on I-VOL here.

  • community forumThe Theme of this year's Louth Community Forum conference was 'Our Community, Our Voice' with John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy Prison as Guest Speaker.

    The Conference was a great opportunity for people involved in community to hear about and provide feedback on the rollout of new structures called 'Public Participation Networks (PPN)' from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. These structures are being developed in each local authority area (engaging within Municipal districts and at the County/City level) to enable the public to take an active formal role in relevant policy making and oversight committees of the Local Authority. You can find more info on PPN here 

    For the Conference this year,  a number of community groups that are registered with us were filmed to show others in our county the work that community groups do.

    Please Click on the links below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDsubPJkjwU    S.N.A.P

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHVnWgU06wY Cloughran Bridge Residents

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHVcHPIwNgI Dundalk Youth Centre

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4QFNE_iZLg Hollys Horse Haven

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qQfEz85-6k Drogheda &District Support 4 Older People

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D2VV4Rxcjg Tallanstown Tidy Towns

     

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