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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.

    It takes a Village…an interview with Anna Kierans from Irish Red Cross on Community Sponsorship

    It takes a Village…an interview with Anna Kierans from Irish Red Cross on Community Sponsorship

    This week Ruth chats to Anna Kierans from Irish Red Cross about their Community Sponsorship programme in Galway. Since 2018 the Irish Red Cross have been involved in supporting and enabling individuals in a community to come together to provide holistic integration for a family coming to Ireland from a war torn country including Syria and Afghanistan. They are currently recruiting for this role in Galway and Anna tells us all about what is involved and the impact a community group can make fo...

    • 22 min
    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.ieBefriending Support Volunteer Role https://bit.ly/AloneRoleVolunteering in Galway Check out all our latest volunteering roles at http://www.volunteergalway.ie/voluntee...

    • 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.cloudCurrent Volunteer Role https://bit.ly/3ywgFTnVolunteering in Galway Check out all...

    • 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 MADRAwww.madra.ie info@madra.ie091 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 ro...

    • 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 @AccessforAllGalwayPh 091 773 466Email fiona@gcp.ie Volunteering in GalwayCheck out all our latest volunteering role...

    • 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.ieYouth Advisory Committee@YouthAdvisoryCommitteeGalwayVolunteering in Galway Check out all our latest volunteering roles at http://www.volunteergalwa...

    • 29 min

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