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Wednesday 23 May 2018

National Volunteering Week being held in Louth

Grainne Berrill
Grainne Berrill

Olivia Ryan

National Volunteering Week will be marked in Louth with a series of events next week.

Gráinne Berrill, Louth Volunteer Centre manager explained the link between volunteering and connected communities as the focus of this year's campaign.

'From local Tidy Towns groups to Community First Responders and the parents coaching their children's sports teams - coming together to give back makes a community stronger. When people volunteer they feel closer to their community and the people in it, and they take pride in their community,' said Grainne.

Louth Volunteer Centre work closely with community organisations all across County Louth and will be holding a 'Build Better,Volunteer Leadership' seminar in Bellingham Castle on Wednesday 16th May.

Tickets are free but booking with the Louth Volunteer Centre team is essential. They are also encouraging everyone to think about how they can get involved in their local community this National Volunteering Week (14th - 20th May). They are holding an open morning in their office in the Ferdia Suite at County Hall and in the Malone Room in Ardee Library from 10am - 1pm on Thursday 17th. Members of the public are welcome to drop in, and find out how they can get involved.

'We have a wide variety of roles suitable for people of all ages and skill level. Giving back doesn't always mean a huge time commitment either - small actions can make a big difference to a community.'

So if you've been thinking about volunteering why not take the first step and drop in during National Volunteering Week or take a look at www.volunteerlouth.ie?"

Louth Volunteer Centre, 041 980 9008 and at Ferdia Suite, County Hall, Millenium Centre, Dundalk. Mondays and Thursdays, 9.30- 5pm. 042 939 2934 or 086 043 1379

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