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This Is Volunteering - Jessica Shaw

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Jessica is 26, Irish and has been living in Galway for over ten years.

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I volunteer with Madra so I have a big interest in animals, and I was qualified as a makeup artist so I felt the role with Look good feel better  was the best position that suited to me.

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This Is Volunteering - Fintan Sweeney

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Fintan is 58 and moved to Galway during his teenage years.

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I’ve worked for a multinational for about the last 34 years in various roles and I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot.

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Volunteering and Well Being

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Volunteer Galway launches Wellness Initiative

Volunteer Galway recently launched their Wellness Initiative during National Mental Health Week.

“The aim of our Wellness Initiative is to highlight the positive link between getting involved in volunteering and overall feelings of well-being for the volunteer” stated Ruth Fagan, Volunteering Development Officer with Volunteer Galway.

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This Is Volunteering - Maggie Crowley

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Maggie is 38 and from Galway.

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I became a parent at 17 so am just now completing my college degree! I love running, walking with my best buddy  Benji the terrier and am a dedicated bookworm.

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Galway City Volunteer Fair


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Make A Difference - VOLUNTEER!

Any members of the public interested in volunteering are being invited to the Galway City Volunteer Recruitment Fair in the Galway Bay Hotel on Sunday 28th January between 2pm and 5pm.  There will be over 40 charities and community organisations from across the city at the Fair, which is being organised by Volunteer Galway.  Last year over 800 people attended the event to speak to organisations about the work that they do and the volunteer roles that they are trying to fill.

This year’s Volunteer Fair is being supported by St. Anthony’s and Claddagh Credit Union, Galway Bay FM and the Galway Bay Hotel.

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Lessons For Life

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Lessons for Life – An Insight into the experience of Volunteering with Blue Teapot Performing Arts School

Blue Teapot Performing Arts School was founded in 2010 and offers a three year programme, delivering training in performing modules leading to certification in QQI Levels 2 & 3 for people with intellectual disabilities. The programme runs four days a week and offers a diverse and enriching range of modules to students.  This course is no mean feat and students are challenged with an intense work load across the three years.

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