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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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Coming Full Circle

Established for over 30 years, Bohermore Community Project provides supports in education for children and young people whilst striving for the empowerment and self-development for each individual attending the project. This goal could not be reached without the voluntary input and commitment given by the local community, who in turn reap the rewards of this dedicated wholehearted work.

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Growing Outwards by Cultivating New Shoots

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Green Sod Ireland with the group celebrating its many successes over the years while looking forward with fresh vision on what it hopes to achieve in the future.  Their chairperson Melissa Griffith passionately speaks of their current activities, educational programmes and overall vision.

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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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A Spectacle of Local Talent

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Now in it’s ninth year Galway Theatre Festival features six days of exciting theatre performances from April 18th-23rd. Showcasing some of the best local and national emerging talent in the arts, highlights include a world premiere from Emma O’ Grady, an interactive audience experience at Cava restaurant, hilarious comedy and improvisation as well as some of the best contemporary circus, dance and physical theatre to be seen in the West.

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What Volunteering Means To Galway

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Ruth Fagan, Volunteering Development Officer with Volunteer Galway

This year Volunteer Galway celebrates its tenth anniversary. I’m very happy to be part of our team here for almost the same length of time. Similar to living here in Galway, I have found that my experience of working in this area has meant that there is always something that will take me by surprise, inspire me and often delight me. And for me, that’s people.

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