“If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.” – Author Unknown
Volunteering is the act of carrying out services for the benefit of a person, group or organisation for no social or financial gain. People choose to carry out this selfless activity for the wellbeing of others. Volunteering can be a great way to stay involved in the community and keep active after retirement or can be a positive use of time as doing good makes us all feel good. It can help create new connections to the community, give a sense of purpose, improve our physical & mental health, reduce stress, build social skills and help you advance in your career. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life, there is a place for everybody and a role to suit all types of commitment – all volunteering roles have an impact. Please come and speak with a staff member at any time and we can discuss how both the volunteer and the organisation can have their needs met by finding you the right volunteering opportunity.
The first step would be to fill out a volunteer application form, they are available at St. Michael’s Centre reception desk or we can email or post one out to you. Once returned we will be in contact with you to arrange an informal meeting where we will get to know you better and fill out the Garda vetting forms. We would like all our volunteers to have a role where they feel valued, have a role they enjoy and are capable of doing, which is why we spend time making sure we have made a good match.
Currently we are recruiting for Meals on Wheels Drivers, Befrienders, Care & Repair services, Musicians for Friday mornings, Administration support, Group Work, etc.
The work carried out by volunteers is a vital part of the service, if we had no volunteers we would have no services. We are forever grateful for the volunteers who distribute the Meals on Wheels, the team that run the Call Ring service, the Befrienders who visit the elderly and those that carry out the Care & Repair tasks.