Mary McAleese - President of Ireland 1998 - 2011
It gives me great pleasure to send my warmest congratulations to all those involved in the 2010 National Day of Volunteering.
All over Ireland, volunteers of all ages give of their time and effort to make a difference to a huge variety of worthy causes in their local community or around the world. Their life-enhancing work contributes to the resilience of our communities and makes our society a better place to live.
The National Day of Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity for those who are new to volunteering to get involved and to experience for themselves the rewards that come from making a positive difference to the lives of others. I am delighted to congratulate all those who take part and I hope that for many, this will be the start of a richly rewarding volunteering experience.
Is iontach an obair atá ar siúl agaibh go léir. Gura fada buan sibh agus go raibh maith agaibh.
President of Ireland
St. Michael's House Templeogue House
It is with heartfelt thanks that I write to express our sincere gratitude to the AVIVA group of volunteers who came to our centre recently to paint and upgrade key activity areas in the centre. Our training centre is one of the biggest in St. Michael’s House Services for Adults and Children with Disabilities and the impact of the work on our service users and staff is very significant. Having a clean and comfortable environment for training and rehabilitation is essential for everyone’s quality of life. We really appreciate the time and effort the group put into the work and this really shows.
As you may be aware we have suffered significant finance cuts in the recent budget so without the help of this enthusiastic group we would not have been in a position to fund the redevelopments ourselves. As you may also be aware our centre is given over in the evenings to the local youth groups, so they have benefited as well from this initiative. We note there was much fun and enthusiasm from everyone involved on the day with lots of laughter and connections that we hope can continue in the future and especially we look forward to the groups returning.
Taking this opportunity to say a very big thanks to a wonderful group of people who represent the very best in corporate community involvement!
ACET thanks all our volunteers for their committment to our clients: enriching their lives, supporting them through their challenges, listening to their troubles. Without our volunteers, our impact on people affected by HIV and AIDS would be so diminished. Thanks from the ACET team!
Tallaght Intercultural Drop In Centre
Tallaght Intercultural Drop-In Centre has a team of almost twenty volunteers who teach English to members of Tallaght's new communities who are struggling to integrate into the area. They give of their time freely up to three mornings per week and also participate in volunteer meetings, trainings and social activities The centre could not opperate without their dedication and generousity. On belhalf of centre users and staff I wish to thank them for the enormous contribution they make. You are much appreciated.
Caring and Sharing Association
CASA(Caring and Sharing Association) would like to say a big THANK YOU to all its dedicated volunteers. Without all your hard work, we couldn't continue to provide the services that we do.
CASA has almost 500 volunteers spread throughout the country giving their free time every month to help run our much needed services. So thank you again to all our volunteers, keep up the great work!
Accord, Dun Laoghaire
Thanks to the South Dublin County Volunteer Centre for sending us such wonderful volunteers - couldn't do without them!
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland's mission is to advocate the rights and meet the needs of people with dementia and those who care for them, we could not do this without you. Many thanks,
Cllr. Marie Corr - Labour Party
Hi - quick message to thank and encourage all volunteers in the South Dublin County area, volunteers make things happen, things that are important. It is difficult to measure the positive impact in terms of social benefits and economic benefits to South Dublin as a result of voluntary effort but it is plain to see when you see a big clean up going on or a major event such as a big match/event happening in Tallaght Stadium, that many things would not happen without the commitment and selflessness of volunteers in this County. Well done ot all concerned and keep up the good work :-).
Senator Cáit Keane
I would like to pay tribute to the many volunteers who work on behalf of their local community in various areas. Their dedication also helps to inspire others. Without their magnificent contribution Ireland would be a much poorer place.
Women's Aid would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers on its National Freephone Helpline (1800 341 900) for their commitment and excellence. We know our Helpline is quite literally a lifeline for women living with domestic violence and the volunteers' contribution to Women's Aid enables us to provide vital information and support to the thousands of women who ring our Helpline each year.
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Ireland
Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who give their time, enthusiasm and energy to volunteering for Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus Ireland. Many volunteers dedicate their time every year, especially during the summer months, for SHINE - a residential independence training programme for young people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus nationwide. Keep smiling and keep up the trojan work!
IACI-Integration of African Children in Ireland
I WILL LIKE TO SEND MY SINCERE APPRECIATION TO ALL THE DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS OF IACI SINCE IT'S INCEPTION IN 2003. WITHOUT THE HARDWORK & DEDICATION OF ALL THE VOLUNTEERS, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE FOR IACI TO IMPLEMENT IT'S VARIOUS EVENTS & ACTIVITIES DURING THE COURSE OF THE YEAR. THANK YOU VERY SO MUCH, YOUR SERVICES IS INVALUABLE, WORDS CAN NOT COMPREHEND HOW MUCH WE VALUED AND APPRECIATE YOUR TIME, YOUR COMMITTMENT, AND YOUR SERVICES.
The Web Project
Thank you so much to everyone who works so hard on behalf of the WEB Project and our clients. Thanks to you, we're able to offer a range of services such as literacy tuition, complementary therapies, disability support, counselling, access to free legal advice and information services, and much more besides.
A special word of thanks too for the wonderful support we get from the South Dublin Library Service.
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to the wonderful Ruhama Volunteer Team. Your dedication to our work and the skill and enthusiasm with which you carry it out is comparable to none. We would not be able to provide such a range and quality of services without you. A sincere thanks from everyone at Ruhama!
Judith Mc Loughlin - Teenline
A big thank you to all our volunteers who give up their time to answer the calls we receive or maybe help out with fundraising. Also a big thank you to the volunteer centre who have supported us all the way.
St. John of Gods Carmona Services
We would like to give a big thank you to all the people at Citrix Online who volenteered to paint our house for the children in our service.
26th August 2011
Thank you to all those who give up their time to help the GAA stars of the future
Tricia Derwin - Girl Guides Ireland
Thank you to all volunteers leaders for Catholic Guides of Ireland for the time they give to the development of young girls through a challenging program.
Ann Savage - Community Mothers
Many thanks to all the community mothers in Clondalkin who give so much of their energy and time to supporting first time parents in the area.
Anne Mc Ginn - Clondalkin Youth Service
The staff of Clondalkin Youth Service thank all our volunteers, particularly our junior leaders, who every year provide invaluable help during our many summer projects. Without their whelp we could not cater for the large numbers of children who enjoy the activities provided each year.
Jean Mc Sweeney - General Public
A sincere thank you for all you to to make the world a better place
Aine Ur Mathews - General Public
Una Phelan - General Public
Sincere gratitude for all your wonderful witness
Catherin Evross - General Public
Thanks for all your hard work and dedication
Bridie Lyons - Volunteer Stroke Scheme
Many thanks to the dedicated volunteers of VSS for all your time and help over the years
Sr Bernadette Purcell - General Public
Benjamin Edeaghe - General Public
I have to say these organisations are wonderful for their effortless support rendered
Mary Kielty - General Public
Many thanks for ll your continued support
F. Browne - General Public
Many thanks to all the volunteers for their wonderful work
Sile Agnew - General Public
Many thanks for the labour of love - it's much appreciated.
Jason Freeman - General Public
My personal thanks for all you have done - well done.
Eoin Murphy - General Public
Thanks a bunch