A Very Happy Christmas from the Westmeath Volunteer Centre.
- Market Point
- Patrick Street
- Dominic Street
- Dalton Park
- Community Safety and Anti-social Behaviour
- Family Support
- Environmental issues
- Training and Employment
- The ability to plan a strategic research approach of engagement with at least 20% of residents in each of the communities listed above.
- The ability to engage and consult with service providers on the RAPID AIT and other additional service providers linked to the Mullingar RAPID areas.
- The ability to organise and host consultation meetings, door to door research, focus groups, surveys etc within the communities and with service providers.
- The ability to collect, collate and report data on services and supports that already exists within these communities.
- The ability to incorporate agreed national themes into the research piece.
- The ability to write, present and produce all findings in written and soft copy under the agreed national themes.
- The ability to analyse the community- based and service provider findings, to identify needs and to produce a set of recommendations and action plan for the areas in question.
- Attend 2 – 3 meetings of the Mullingar RAPID AIT research sub-group to report on progress with written reports.
- The ability to write and present final report to Mullingar RAPID Area Implementation Team.
- The ability to identify and create volunteering opportunities in their area which will bring positive change to their communities.
- Tender Price
- Evidence of experience in this field
- An up to date tax clearance certificate
- Professional indemnity insurance.
Over 238 Opportunities to make a difference in Westmeath this summer!
Westmeath Volunteer Centre has seen over 226 volunteers register with the centre so far this year. Following the success of Ireland’s first National Volunteering Week in May, interest in volunteering remains at a high.
Of those registered with the Volunteer Centre this year, 159 volunteers have already been placed in roles and begun volunteering. Since Westmeath Volunteer Centre opened in (2006), volunteers placed by the Centre have contributed an incredible 46,441 hours of voluntary work to community groups and charities across the county. Using the current average industrial wage, this work equates to a value of over €1,029,132.56.
Iarnród Éireann has today launched a new community initiative to support organisations and groups in the voluntary, community, sporting and charity sector.
The initiative, entitled "The Journey's On Us", will provide up to €200,000 worth of group travel to organisations in the sector who apply for the scheme in 2012. Iarnród Éireann Chief Executive Dick Fearn said at the launch of the initiative "Voluntary organisations are the life blood of communities across the country.
However, like everyone, their budgets have been cut. We know there are youth, sports, music, voluntary, charity and other groups in the community who would benefit greatly from being able to undertake initiatives which involve a travel cost, but have had to scale back.
We in Iarnród Éireann, through The Journey's On Us, want to do what we can to help such groups achieve their goals, and say thank you to the organisations which play such a vital role in the daily lives of communities."Under the initiative, 100 groups of up to 50 people per group will receive a free return group travel journey from Iarnród Éireann, across any of the company's services.
The travel facilities will be ideal in particular for organisations bringing a group to a special event, or as part of a specific support to the members of the group which requires travel.
Iarnród Éireann Chief Executive Dick Fearn said of the initiative "the role of the railway is to connect communities. Through this exciting new initiative, we will help those who do most to bring communities together, and we anticipate to a strong response from groups in this sector from around the country. We want to hear of the excellent work being done, and how this new initiative can help that work."
How to Take Part
Groups are invited to apply for the new scheme through a number of means, including:
• Entry forms are available at all Ianród Éireann stations
• Online entry form at www.irishrail.ie/journeys
• By post to Corporate Communications, Iarnród Éireann, Connolly Station, Dublin 1.
The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday, 25 May.
All applications will be considered by an adjudicating panel, involving representatives of Volunteer Ireland and The Wheel, as well as Iarnród Éireann. The 100 successful groups will be notified in June.
Further information and terms and conditions are available at www.irishrail.ie/journeys
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A Brilliant video hilighting the opportunities for volunteering!