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Put a Smile on a child’s face and volunteer for Children In Hospital Ireland

DO you have two to three hours to spare weekly? Would you like to make Hospital a happier place for a sick child? Then Children in hospital Ireland (CHI) would like to hear from you. CHI is one of Irelands leading children’s charities providing play and fun for sick children in hospital around the country for over 45 years.

Scholarship competition for volunteers who want to gain counselling skills

PCI College has announced a Scholarship competition to recognise those who give their time to the voluntary and charity sector.  The Scholarship is open to full and part-time volunteers in Ireland, and the prize will cover full fees for the Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy course, beginning in February 2016.

West Cork women volunteering and fundraising to help Syrian refugees

THREE women from West Cork, Christine Brewer, Clare Heardman and Gana Roberts, are travelling to Lesvos (Greece) in January to volunteer helping refugees. These refugees have made an often horrendous journey from Syria & Afghanistan. In the last few months over 70 children have died making the crossing from Turkey. They are fleeing from a war situation, leaving their land, home and people they love in search of a new

RNLI honours contribution of West Cork volunteers at annual awards

THE RNLI held its Annual Presentation of Awards at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin recently where the charity presented 55 awards to volunteers, groups and businesses from across the country that have made a significant contribution to the RNLI in Ireland. Six of those awards were made to West Cork volunteers from Baltimore, Courtmacsherry, Kinsale and Union Hall.

Volunteer now for CoAction Summer Camps

THE CoAction children’s summer camps will again be held in Bantry, Castletownbere, Clonakilty, Dunmanway and Skibbereen in July.   Everybody interested in participating in camp or any other form of volunteering within the organization must have full Garda clearance. Many applicants were disappointed last year with late applications resulting in not having time to process their Garda clearance.

Mentoring project seeks West Cork volunteers

THE Le Chéile Mentoring Project is looking for both male and female volunteers to act as mentors to young people or their parents in the West Cork area. Le Chéile mentoring and youth justice service recruits and trains volunteers from local communities to work with young people and their families involved with probation.

Lisheens House suicide prevention service West Cork

Since the launch of its free counselling service on the 27th October last Lisheens House West Cork Suicide Prevention Service has been very busy fielding calls on its helpline number 023 888 8888. Although its founder Noreen Murphy realised the need for such a service when she founded the charity the volume of the calls it has received since its launch has surprised her.

Irish Cancer Society recruiting volunteers in West Cork

THE Irish Cancer Society is recruiting volunteers in West Cork to give health information talks in their communities as part of the Society’s Community Awareness Programme.   The programme, which aims to educate the public around reducing the risk of cancer and the importance of early detection, will also create awareness around the services and supports available from the Irish Cancer Society.

Donations sought for Kealkill Community Charity Shop

A new community charity shop will shortly open in Kealkill Creamery (formerly Drinagh Co-op) In advance of the opening donations of the following items are requested: clothes, footwear, children’s toys & equipment, furniture / antiques, bric-a-brac, books & comics, media – vinyl / cd’s / dvd’s / tapes, old agricultural equipment & tools, art / paintings, jewellery.

RNLI honours West Cork volunteers at awards ceremony in Farmleigh as charity celebrates 190th anniversary

THE RNLI annual presentation of awards took place recently at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park. It was a special occasion as it also marked the 190th anniversary of the charity that saves lives at sea and on inland waters. The awards recognise fundraising and operational volunteers from across Ireland for their role in raising funds and awareness for the RNLI and in doing so supporting the volunteer lifeboat crews

Skibb puts on a shiny happy face for the summer season

SKIBBEREEN’S Bridge Street will be getting a timely spring clean on Sunday, May 25th thanks to an innovative new local initiative aimed at helping the town look its best for the upcoming summer tourist season. The “Shiny Happy Skibbereen” project supported by the local Chamber of Commerce and Tidy Towns will see Bridge Street literally transformed on the day as volunteers join forces to give the area a bright new

Volunteers needed for annual Bantry shoreline spring clean

Bantry Bay Users Forum is once again organising the shore clean up around Bantry Bay this year. This forum is made up of a diverse group of interested individuals, Community Groups, Local Associations, Community Worker Coordinators, State Agencies, Litter Wardens and Fishermen who come together in a voluntary capacity in order to discuss and to find solutions to matters like rubbish being washed up on our shorelines. Everyone knows that

Clon Special Olympics AGM appeals for volunteers

A VERY well attended AGM of Clonakilty Special Olympics Club took place recently with an appeal for more volunteers to get involved in the club activities.   Club Manager/Chairperson, Rose Dempsey welcomed all present and herself and Secretary Mary O’ Donovan outlined the club’s activities and achievements over the last year or so. The main highlight was having three club athletes qualifying for the Ireland Games in Golf Skills, but

Volunteers Needed at Macroom Job Seekers Resource Centre

Macroom Job Seekers Resource Centre are looking for volunteers. If you have competent IT skills & are willing to support local job seekers for one three hour session each week in the mornings then you can make a difference by contacting Fergal Conlon on 086-8566364 or emailing him on fergal@wcdp.ie. You don’t need to be an expert career coach or guidance professional & all necessary training will be provided.

CoAction Volunteers

Special needs helper   CoAction would like to hear from anyone in the Macroom / Inchigeela areas who would be available to assist a family with a special needs child in their own home on an “as needed” basis. You may not be required every week and will get advance notice of when you are. If you think you could be of assistance to this family contact the volunteer coordinator

Cancer Connect seek Beara volunteers

CANCER Connect is a free and flexible transport service to Cork Hospitals, for people receiving cancer treatments. There are two general services travelling to Cork daily;  an eight-seater vehicle travels from Castletownbere through Bantry, Dunmanway, Enniskeane to CUH bringing passengers for radiotherapy treatment.