Community Volunteers is a national pilot program that was launched in 2021. It was set up in order to support local events and festivals as well as more urgent community needs. Louth Volunteer Centre is 1 of 10 Volunteer Centres participating in this pilot program. Becoming a Community Volunteer is a great opportunity to get involved in your local community, to learn new skills, learn more about your local area, meet new people and have fun!
In Order to become a Louth Community Volunteer there is four steps that need to be completed.
Louth Community Volunteers once again tool to the shores of Rockmarshall on the Cooley Peninsula to undertake a group beach clean in partnership with Cooley Peninsula Marine Litter Project. The clean up marked World Earth Day.
As part of the Drogheda Spring Clean event that took place from the 4th of March to the 6th of March, a group of 7 Louth Community Volunteers went a long on the Sunday to help in the efforts. The group headed out and began doing litter picks across the town and surrounding area. In a 2 hour period the group managed to collect 20 large bags of rubbish.
Louth Community Volunteers supported the week long Lú festival that took place in Drogheda. 30 Louth Community Volunteers got involved in this festival many of which volunteered multiple nights. The Louth Community Volunteers ensured the safety of everyone attending the event as well as being the welcoming friendly face for everyone who attended.
When the war broke out in Ukraine Louth Volunteer Centre got a call that volunteers were needed urgently to help pack up supplies to be shipped to Poland. The call was put out to Louth Community Volunteers and with a couple of hours notice 7 Louth Community Volunteers turned up to help. The volunteers spent the evening sorting through donations and packing them in boxes ready for shipment. in the space of 4 hours Louth Community Volunteers had assisted in packing hundreds of boxes ready for shipment.
We are excited to host a special event on Saturday, May 20th. "Bracken Bashing" will take place on the picturesque coast of Clogherhead, where volunteers will have the opportunity to help clear invasive bracken from the local area. This is an important event that will help protect native flora and fauna in the region, and anyone can get involved. Whether you're young or old, experienced or new to volunteering, everyone is welcome to lend a hand and make a difference.
Legend of Louth Festival
Louth County is gearing up for an exciting weekend of music and sports, as the Louth Volunteer Centre presents "Legends of Louth" on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May. This two-day event promises to be a feast for the senses, with a diverse range of activities and entertainment on offer for all ages and interests. As part of the Community Volunteer programme, "Legends of Louth" offers an exciting opportunity for volunteers to get involved and help support this fantastic event. Volunteers will play a crucial role in ensuring that the weekend runs smoothly, assisting with tasks like event set-up and take-down, managing crowds, providing directions and assistance to visitors, and supporting the performers and athletes.