Hicham Lamchaali from Clondalkin

By |2019-08-19T11:33:17+01:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Volunteer Stories|

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 in Johannesburg. More recently, Hicham [...]

Carolyn Akintola from Tallaght

By |2019-08-19T11:29:33+01:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Volunteer Stories|

Carolyn is a disability awareness advocate who has been volunteering since she was 12 years old. Having spent 15 years as a carer for her mother, she has once again has the time for volunteering and taken on a number of volunteer roles. Carolyn volunteers with the South Dublin County Volunteer Corps supporting local events and [...]

Volunteering is a great experience.

By |2019-08-19T10:55:18+01:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Volunteer Stories|

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 Ireland was when I volunteer for the Special Olympics Ireland which [...]

Who Runs the Corps

The South Dublin County Volunteer Corps is a joint project of South Dublin County Volunteer Centre and South Dublin County Council.  Both organisations have equal responsibility for the Corps – however, individual work is divided between both partners to ensure the smooth running of the Corps.

THE VOLUNTEER CENTRE HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR:

  • The Overall administration of the project including all communications with the Corps.
  • Are Main administrators of Corps Database
  • Administrators of Corps web presence including social media promotional tools
  • Direct line managers of volunteers involved with the Corps.
  • Responsible for initial reference checks of volunteers and other screening when necessary.
  • Main contact for all projects involving the Corps
  • Responsible for identifying and signing off on projects that will involve the Corps
  • Recruitment of staff to work to work on project where funding is available

SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR

  • Design and development of initial volunteer corps logo.
  • Provide administrative back up to Volunteer Corps when necessary.
  • Support the financial outlays of the Corps and agree an annual budget within resources
  • Promotion of the volunteer corps to groups and organisations within the county