According to a public survey conducted by the leadership development group Junior Chamber, ‘signing up with volunteer.ie’ is the second most helpful act within a community, topped only by ‘planting flowers in a public area.’
‘Signing up with volunteer.ie’ and ‘running a charity event’ both recived 16 per cent of the votes for best thing you can do to help a community. Of course, signing up with Volunteer Centres Ireland is only part of the task, one must also be prepared to better the community with a project!
One fantastic opportunity for getting involved with your local Volunteer Centre is to participate in the upcoming National Day of Volunteering on October 1st, 2010
. One could easily combine the survey’s first and second place helpful acts into one great community building project by organising a flower planting event and registering it on www.volunteer.ie
Interestingly, the choice to ‘become active in your local policital party’ did not recieve a single vote during the survey. ‘I was surprised to see that not one person would consider joining a political party,’ said JCI’s Mark Kelly.