Lorraine Nolan - Volunteer with Jobstown Assisting Drug Dependence
If I won the lotto in the morning I would probably volunteer for the rest of my life. Even though I only do a few hours of volunteering each week, the experience is so satisfying for me. I feel that I get so much more out of it than what I put in. It has really helped my self esteem and I feel a sense of belonging to a group of people who really appreciate me for helping them out. It enriches my life and it makes me happy.
Rosa Murray - Volunteering in Tallaght Hospital
Like a lot of mothers, my children have grown up and left home and I was left with time on my hands. I decided to give volunteering a go. I registered with the volunteer Centre and put myself forward to volunteer in the coffee shop in Tallaght Hospital.I was introduced to Carol the volunteer manager of Tallaght Hospital and Deirdre who look after the volunteer services.
Emily Healy - Volunteering in the Volunteer Centre
My name is Emily, I am a volunteer with South Dublin County Volunteer Centre and I have volunteered with them for ten years. I began volunteering when I was training with Cheeverstown. They arranged for me to visit the Tallaght Volunteer Bureau and I think I was the first volunteer placed there. Back then I worked with Tricia the manager, and Denise in a small office over the Citizen’s Information Centre in Tallaght Village. There have been many changes since I started. The Centre has moved premises twice, changed its name to South Dublin County Volunteer Centre and also become very busy with many new people looking to volunteer.