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SVP seeks new volunteers in Cork for a range of roles as calls for assistance at record levels

 

Information event organised for UCC on 30th January

The past few years have been a real challenge for volunteer based organisations, something SVP has felt the impact of keenly. Whilst the organisation has been overwhelmed with the generosity and financial support from the public over the past three years. However the restrictions associated with Covid has taken its toll on membership numbers and SVP is now seeking to rebuild its volunteer base in the Cork city area to continue the work the Society has carried out in Ireland since 1844.

The Society has volunteer roles in the areas of IT, finance, fundraising, housing, retail, education bursary, project management, training, logistics, driving, clothes sorting and preparation for sale, and welcomes people of all ages, genders and from all faiths and none. They would also welcome volunteers who do not speak English or Irish as their first language to help their work with some of Cork’s newest residents.

This wonderful charity, that is dedicated to supporting those in need in our communities, while tackling the root cause of poverty and fighting for social justice for those whose voice is not heard, needs your time, talents and experience to be the difference in other people’s lives. Volunteers only need empathy, an open mind and an open heart, training will be given for everything else.

SVP helps in a wide variety of ways and within the organisation there is an opportunity for everyone who would like to volunteer to put their talents and experience to good use.

Within the greater Cork area calls for assistance to the Regional office during the last twelve months increased by of 20% to 16,500 and SVP volunteers looked after 1400 families every month with up to 5000 families being looked after in the pre Christmas period.

To find out more about how you can help SVP help others you are invited to an open evening at the Aula Maxima, UCC, on Monday January 30th, from 7.30pm, if you are unable to attend or would like to find out more please contact Ellmarie SVP Membership Officer on 021 4270444 / 086-1837273  or by email to Ellmarie.spillane@svp.ie

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