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This is a podcast from Galway Volunteer Centre / Volunteer Galway. Interviews with people in Galway who are all about having an impact in the their community by changing the world around them one piece at a time.

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This is a podcast from Galway Volunteer Centre / Volunteer Galway. Interviews with people in Galway who are all about having an impact in the their community by changing the world around them one piece at a time.

    I'm Never Alone - a conversation with Denise Healy, an Alone Befriending volunteer

    I'm Never Alone - a conversation with Denise Healy, an Alone Befriending volunteer

    This week Ruth chats to Denise Healy about her Befriending support role in Alone. Denise shares her personal insights into why she got involved with the charity and what she gets out of it including the ongoing support from the organisation.
    For more information on this role and on this charity you can check out
    https://alone.ie
    Befriending Support Volunteer Role
    https://bit.ly/AloneRole

    Volunteering in Galway
    Check out all our latest volunteering roles at http://www.volunteergalway.ie/volunteers/volunteer-vacancies.  You can click through on any of the roles and you can see more information and the ‘apply now’ button to contact the specific organisation advertising the role. 
     
     If you are already registered with us, just put in the email address you used to register and confirm your interest.  What happens then is that the organisation gets an email with your contact details and you get an email with their contact details.  The next step is for the organisation to contact you.
    If you are not registered just go the volunteer registration page on the website and register with us,  once you have that done you can apply for any of the roles on the website using your email address.
     

    • 13 min
    No Time for Waste - a conversation on the mission and work of a National Social Enterprise FoodCloud tackling food waste in Ireland

    No Time for Waste - a conversation on the mission and work of a National Social Enterprise FoodCloud tackling food waste in Ireland

    This week Ruth chats to Brian Curtin, Volunteer Manager with FoodCloud. FoodCloud is a social enterprise with a mission to tackle food waste by redistributing surplus food from manufacturers and retailers to local charities in the community.  It currently operates three main hubs located in Dublin, Cork and Galway and works with a network of over 600 Irish charities. 
    FoodCloud Website https://food.cloud
    Current Volunteer Role https://bit.ly/3ywgFTn
    Volunteering in Galway
    Check out all our latest volunteering roles at http://www.volunteergalway.ie/volunteers/volunteer-vacancies.  You can click through on any of the roles and you can see more information and the ‘apply now’ button to contact the specific organisation advertising the role. 
     
     If you are already registered with us, just put in the email address you used to register and confirm your interest.  What happens then is that the organisation gets an email with your contact details and you get an email with their contact details.  The next step is for the organisation to contact you.
    If you are not registered just go the volunteer registration page on the website and register with us,  once you have that done you can apply for any of the roles on the website using your email address.

    • 21 min
    From Puppy Power to People Power! A conversation with Susan Hewitt a volunteer fosterer from MADRA

    From Puppy Power to People Power! A conversation with Susan Hewitt a volunteer fosterer from MADRA

    In this week’s episode we chat to Susan Hewitt, a volunteer fosterer with local Galway dog adoption and rescue charity MADRA. Susan chats to us about her work and her delight at being nominated for a Volunteer Ireland award this year.
    For more information on MADRA

    www.madra.ie 
    info@madra.ie
    091 577 813
    @madradogrescue
    Volunteering in Galway
    Check out all our latest volunteering roles at http://www.volunteergalway.ie/volunteers/volunteer-vacancies.  You can click through on any of the roles and you can see more information and the ‘apply now’ button to contact the specific organisation advertising the role. 
     
     If you are already registered with us, just put in the email address you used to register and confirm your interest.  What happens then is that the organisation gets an email with your contact details and you get an email with their contact details.  The next step is for the organisation to contact you.
    If you are not registered just go the volunteer registration page on the website and register with us,  once you have that done you can apply for any of the roles on the website using your email address.

    • 17 min
    Access for All - What is it and how do we get it? A conversation with Lorraine Lally and Marian Moloney

    Access for All - What is it and how do we get it? A conversation with Lorraine Lally and Marian Moloney

    In this episode we hear from Lorraine Lally and Marian Moloney, two members of Access for All Galway, a network of individuals who have lived experience of disabilities and local disability organisations focusing on improving access and rights for people with disabilities. We also hear about an upcoming campaign International Day for People with Disabilities on December 3rd.

    FB @AccessforAllGalway
    Ph 091 773 466
    Email fiona@gcp.ie

    Volunteering in Galway
    Check out all our latest volunteering roles at https://www.i-vol.ie/advanced-search/ .  You can click through on any of the roles and you can see more information and the ‘apply now’ button to contact the specific organisation advertising the role. 

    If you are already registered with us, just put in the email address you used to register and confirm your interest.  What happens then is that the organisation gets an email with your contact details and you get an email with their contact details.  The next step is for the organisation to contact you.
    If you are not registered just go the volunteer registration page  on the website and register with us,  once you have that done you can apply for any of the roles on the website using your email address.
     

    • 32 min
    Why Youth Work works!

    Why Youth Work works!

    In this week's episode Ruth chats to to Jakub Kostanski and Joseph Burke, two members of Youth Work Ireland Galway’s Youth Advisory Committee. We hear their current views on community and their insights and personal experiences on the impact of youth work, as well as what it's like being a young person right now. 
    Links
    www.youthworkgalway.ie

    Youth Advisory Committee@YouthAdvisoryCommitteeGalway

    Volunteering in Galway
    Check out all our latest volunteering roles at http://www.volunteergalway.ie/volunteers/volunteer-vacancies.  You can click through on any of the roles and you can see more information and the ‘apply now’ button to contact the specific organisation advertising the role. 
     
     If you are already registered with us, just put in the email address you used to register and confirm your interest.  What happens then is that the organisation gets an email with your contact details and you get an email with their contact details.  The next step is for the organisation to contact you.
    If you are not registered just go the volunteer registration page on the website and register with us,  once you have that done you can apply for any of the roles on the website using your email address.

    • 29 min
    The secret formula for success!- an interview with Darren Bayliss National Co-ordinator of Coder Dojo

    The secret formula for success!- an interview with Darren Bayliss National Co-ordinator of Coder Dojo

    This week Ruth chats to Darren Bayliss, National Co-ordinator of Coder Dojo.  Darren’s shares his own journey in starting out as a volunteer ten years ago as well as what he considers to be the secret formula to success not just for young people attending clubs but for volunteers too!
    Link to Coder Dojo Volunteer Role - https://bit.ly/3hhpMPC
    https://coderdojo.com/
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    Volunteering in Galway
    Check out all our latest volunteering roles at http://www.volunteergalway.ie/volunteers/volunteer-vacancies.  You can click through on any of the roles and you can see more information and the ‘apply now’ button to contact the specific organisation advertising the role. 

    If you are already registered with us, just put in the email address you used to register and confirm your interest.  What happens then is that the organisation gets an email with your contact details and you get an email with their contact details.  The next step is for the organisation to contact you.
    If you are not registered just go the volunteer registration page on the website and register with us,  once you have that done you can apply for any of the roles on the website using your email address.

    • 23 min

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