Community Volunteers

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!

How to become a Louth Community Volunteer

In Order to become a Louth Community Volunteer there is four steps that need to be completed.

  1. Complete application form. This is a very quick form and only takes a couple of minutes.
  2. Watch a webinar. This video gives a brief introduction to what the Community Volunteer program is about and takes about 20 minutes.
  3. Meet with a member of the team. At this stage a meeting will be scheduled with a staff member from Louth Volunteer Centre. This is an opportunity to get to know each other and ask any questions you may have about the program. You will also be asked to send a copy of your photo ID and proof of address at this stage. This meeting can be held in person or via zoom.
  4. Final Training. On completion of the other stages, you will be asked to attend the full training. This session takes approximately 2 hours and can be attended online or in person. This training is a great opportunity to learn more about your role as a Community Volunteer and to meet other volunteers.

World Earth Day Beach Clean

April 22, 2023

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.

Drogheda Spring Clean Up

June 8, 2022

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.

Lú Festival Volunteer

October 28, 2022

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.

Ukraine Support Packing Volunteer

March 2, 2022

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.

Upcoming community volunteer events

Bracken Bashing
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.

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