After a new year’s resolution? Why not join the rewarding world of volunteering!
First of all, we’d like to say, happy new year! We hope your 2021 is one to remember and filled with happiness! Since our foundation, volunteers have been fundamental to our operations and bringing events to you. As the pandemic struck, our volunteers have continued to support us and been of great service whether that be in administrative work, assisting with an ICS project or campaign or calling clients for a catch-up; all these actions and more help Irish Community Services incredibly and we are beyond grateful to all our volunteers for their support up to now.
We’re always seeking more volunteers to join the team, so if you would like to give back to your community with a fun and friendly bunch, then you are in the right place!
If we’re not selling it enough, check out these health benefits linked to volunteering:
· It helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety
· It helps combat depression
· It increases serotonin levels (the happy hormone)
Also, it can be a great form of work experience and provides the opportunity to gain new skills which support your CV!
Still not sold? Hear what our brilliant volunteers have to say about volunteering with us…
“Such a great feeling to be part of something so cool” - Ciaran
“You meet so many old friends along the way” - John
“It’s great to be involved in helping the community” - Vince
We will be launching a Facebook group to help organise our volunteers and provide you with a space to interact with us and each other and to navigate your volunteering with us (i.e. days you choose to volunteer, what you’ll be doing etc).
Until next time, happy volunteering!