Stories from our volunteers
volunteering is good for you...
Another fantastic story in the National Volunteering Week series where we hear from seven volunteers about what they do, why they do it and what advice they have for others. This is Carolyn from Tallaght's story - Carer, Activist, Volunteer Carolyn is a disability awareness advocate who has been volunteering
Hicham is an asylum seeker who has been in Ireland since 2015. Born in Morocco and having spent time in South Africa, Hicham has a wealth of life experience – he is trained in IT and has worked running a B&B and as a Kitchen Manager in a Greek restaurant
Volunteering is a great experience. I started volunteering in the aim of meeting new people but my experiences proved that it is more than that. It helps me to reduce my stress, it keeps me mentally stimulated and it provides me a sense of purpose. My first volunteer experience in
Volunteering saved my sanity I started volunteering soon after the birth of my first child. For some, this might sound crazy and the worst possible time, a time of intense emotions and chronic tiredness. But for me, the overarching feeling around that time was boredom. Not that I wasn’t busy