Press Release Issued by Volunteer Ireland - Monday, April 16, 2012.
Call for Volunteers for first National Volunteering Week
Dublin City South Volunteer Centre is calling for volunteers to get involved in Ireland’s first National Volunteering Week (NVW) from May 14th – May 20th 2012.
From May 14-20 hands on volunteering projects will take place across Ireland – co-ordinated by the local network of volunteer centres.
Edwina Dewart, Manager of Dublin City South, said: “If it’s only for a minute, an hour, or a day – volunteering can make a big difference and be a lot of fun. I am urging people to contact us and get involved.”
Following five successful National Day of Volunteering campaigns, this year the campaign is being expanded to seven days, making it easier for volunteers, organisations and companies to get involved.
The event is being co-ordinated nationally by Volunteer Ireland and delivered locally through the 22 local Volunteer Centres across the country. The flagship project for National Volunteering Week 2012 is a National Inland Waterways Clean up.
To get involved in NVW 2012 contact the Dublin City South Volunteer Centre (based on Thomas Street) at 01 473 7483 or go to www.volunteer.ie
where you can:
1. Look up projects in Dublin city and register to get involved.
2. Develop your own project and register it
3. Participate in the flagship project – A National Inland Waterways Clean Up.
4. Check out the list of 30 ‘Random Acts of Volunteering’ examples to get some inspiration.
Edwina Dewart, Manager, Dublin City South Volunteer Centre: (01) 473 7482.
Phil Boughton, Volunteer Ireland: (085) 742 7017.
Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications: (086) 317 9731.