As today is International Volunteer Day, 5th December 2016, we wished to share with you Mary's Volunteering Story so as to highlight the real and far reaching difference that local Volunteers and Volunteering have.
The 2017 Community Support Fund is open for applications and Kerry County Council is inviting applications from community and voluntary organisations to apply to the fund, worth €750,000, for local projects and initiatives.
Running a charity, sporting or voluntary group is challenging. At Kerry Volunteer Centre we understand that the tasks associated with managing risk, budgeting for the year head, strategically panning for future sustainability, coordinating volunteers, generating local awareness of your activities and resolving legal conundrums can be very stressful and difficult. Especially, when the group cannot afford the expert and skilled professional help that you need.
Kerry Volunteer Centre wishes to encourage groups grappling with such challenges and difficulties to contact us, we want to help, we are in a position to do so and what's more there's lots of skilled and able Volunteers registered with us looking for to help groups just like yours.
The Charities Regulator has partnered with Kerry Volunteer Centre to establish a Kerry based Charities Registration Hub within Kerry Volunteer Centre to support local organisations to register with the Charities Regulator. The establishment of the Kerry based hub is a key part of the engagement process to ensure full compliance with the Charities Act.
LISTOWEL native Áine Murphy recently started volunteering with the help of the Kerry Volunteer Centre. Her experience is proof of just how life-enhancing volunteering can be, even if you only have an hour to spare.
Kerry Volunteer Centre is delighted to share with you news of its involvement with the Carmichael Centre's Good Governance Awards. This new initiative recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations in Ireland.
You can put your skiils and expertise to good use locally by chosing to Volunteer with a community and voluntray group in Kerry and get immediate on the job satisfaction, appreciation and respect in return. The skills that you have to share are worth their weight in gold and are valued by volunteer involving organisations throughout Kerry.