Louth Volunteer Centre has announced a week of events to celebrate National Volunteering Week, which will take place from the 15th to the 21st of May. The events aim to celebrate volunteers and their contributions to the local community, as well as to promote volunteering as a rewarding and fulfilling activity for people of all ages.
The week will kick off on Monday, May 15th with the launch of Louth Volunteer Centre's new website, which will make it easier for people to find volunteering opportunities in their local area. The website will feature a range of new resources and tools to help volunteers connect with local organizations and find opportunities that suit their interests and skills.
On Tuesday, May 16th, Louth Volunteer Centre will host a Volunteer Leadership Seminar at O'Connell's GAA Club in Castlebellingham. The seminar will feature guest speakers and workshops on topics such as volunteer recruitment, management, and leadership. This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about volunteering and how to become a more effective volunteer leader.
Wednesday, May 17th will see a Virtual Lunch and Learn event, titled "Empowering Young Volunteers in Your Organization". This online event is aimed at promoting volunteering among younger people and will provide information and resources for organizations that work with youth volunteers. The event will feature presentations from experts in the field and will include a Q&A session for participants.
Thursday, May 18th will mark the 20th anniversary of the Louth Volunteer Centre, and to commemorate this milestone, an evening Highlanes Gallery Exhibition will be launched. The exhibition will feature artwork from local artists, as well as photos and stories from volunteers who have contributed to the centre over the past two decades. The event will be open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend and celebrate the centre's achievements.
Finally, on Saturday, May 20th, Louth Volunteer Centre will host a "Bracken Bashing" event in Clogherhead. Volunteers will be asked to help clear invasive bracken from the local area, which will help to protect native flora and fauna. This event is open to all ages and abilities, and everyone is welcome to come and lend a hand.
Overall, National Volunteering Week promises to be a fantastic week of events for anyone interested in volunteering and making a positive difference in their local community. Louth Volunteer Centre is encouraging everyone to get involved and to show their support for volunteers everywhere.