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Successful Volunteer Fair Held

Local Representatives Value Volunteering

Tipperary Volunteer Centre gave non-profit organisations the chance to come together, with an opportunity to network and learn from each other. They told tell their stories and let the public see the faces behind the organisations who do so much for the community.’

We would like to thank the local representatives who took time from their busy schedules to come along to the Tipperary Volunteering Fair. The time spent with the people who provide such vital services, often entirely on a voluntary basis showed the esteem in which they hold volunteering.

Local politiicans at volunteer fair
Volunteer Fair in full swing

Over 40 Organisations Took Part.

On Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 over 40 volunteer involving community based organisations came together at Cahir Community Hall to showcase at the Tipperary Volunteering Fair. The organisations who attended the event had an opportunity to highlight the work they do, network with other organisations and meet some new potential volunteers.

The aim of the day was to promote and celebrate volunteerism in the county and show the community the fantastic work that is being done locally by volunteers.

The event was attended by several local representatives, namely TD Mattie Mc Grath, CLLR. Michael Fitzgerald, Cathaoirleach of Clonmel district Garrett Kelly and three county councillors; Andy Maloney, Marie Murphy, Seamus Healy and Maírín Mc Grath.

Cahir International Club at the Volunteer Fair
Our youngest visitor to the fair
Our youngest visitor to the fair
Cllr Andy Moloney a the Volunteer Fair

A Sense of Community

There was a real sense of community spirit at the Fair. Throughout much of the day, local musicians from Cahir Men’s Shed entertained the crowd and there was a buzzing atmosphere.  The organisations each had 2 minutes on the stage to give a brief outline of what they do. It was so interesting to hear the great variety of services and volunteering roles that are available.

Those who were interested in volunteering were able to meet the community groups directly and see how they could get involved. So many organisations depend on volunteers to maintain their services, the benefits of which have such a widespread impact from tackling social isolation to promoting inclusion and well -being locally.