Louth Volunteer Centre is celebrating a major milestone this year, as it marks its 20th anniversary. Founded in 2003 as Drogheda Volunteer Centre, the Centre was launched by President Mary McAleese and has since become one of the 29 Volunteer Centres across the country and an affiliate of Volunteer Ireland.
Since its inception in 2003 as Drogheda Volunteer Centre, Louth Volunteer Centre has expanded its operations beyond its original location. In addition to its main office, the Centre has opened another office in Dundalk and an outreach office, both of which operate under the umbrella of Louth Volunteer Centre.
This expansion reflects the Centre's commitment to promoting volunteering across the entire county of Louth. With a presence in both Drogheda and Dundalk, Louth Volunteer Centre is able to provide support, training and guidance to Volunteer Involving Organisations and individuals looking to give back to their community throughout the county.
The outreach office allows Louth Volunteer Centre to engage with communities that may be harder to reach, providing vital support and guidance to organisations and individuals in remote areas of the county.
The Centre's main objective is to promote the benefits of volunteering in Louth and offer support, training and guidance to Volunteer Involving Organisations and individuals looking to give back to their community. Over the past two decades, Louth Volunteer Centre has worked tirelessly to achieve this objective and has made a significant impact on the local community.
The 20th anniversary milestone is a momentous occasion for the Centre and provides an opportunity to reflect on its journey so far. Louth Volunteer Centre sees this as an occasion to recognise those who have played a significant role in advancing volunteering in Louth over the past 20 years.
The Centre's commitment to promoting and supporting volunteering has been unwavering over the years, and its efforts have yielded significant results. Volunteers have been instrumental in driving change, strengthening communities and improving the quality of life of many people in Louth. The Centre's work has also enabled organisations to provide vital services to those who need them most.
To celebrate this milestone, Louth Volunteer Centre is planning a series of events throughout the year. These events will recognise the contributions of volunteers and organisations that have made a significant impact on the local community. The Centre will also be reflecting on its journey so far and sharing its vision for the future.
Volunteering is a vital part of any community, and Louth Volunteer Centre has been at the forefront of promoting and supporting volunteering in Louth for the past two decades. As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the Centre remains committed to this cause and will continue to work towards creating a more vibrant, resilient and connected community in Louth.