Throughout 2017, there will be numerous opportunities to get involved with the European Volunteering Capital programme whether you are a volunteer, a volunteer organisation or part of the local business community.
Want to volunteer?
Search options and apply online through the Sligo Volunteer Centre, matchingvolunteers to community needs since 2007.
How Organisations and Volunteers can get involved in European Volunteering Capital 2017:
Include your events on the Calendar of Events. Events on the Calendar will have a focus on events that inspire, recognise or encourage volunteering.
Type of Events for the Calendar:
Volunteer led events eg. Festivals, fair days etc.
Volunteer Recognition Events
Why should you include your event?
It is extra promotion for your event using the EVC platform
It will be collated as being part of the European Volunteering Capital 2017 celebrations
We will be sending our Promotions Volunteers to as many events as we can to capture some pictures with some props.
What we ask:
That you use the official logo when promoting the event
That you use the hashtags associated with the year #EVCapital – by everyone using these hashtags means things can be tracked on Social media channels and therefore we can see at the end of the year all the activity.
For other events that you are running that are more focussed on fundraising or related activities, we are happy to put those on the Community Bulletin section and promote them that way.
If you are running an event which requires volunteers input, Sligo Volunteer Centre are happy to help with the recruitment of those volunteers. See our website www.volunteersligo.ie or contact us on 071-911 1042 to see how we can help.
Business Community – Adopt a Charity Programme
As part of European Volunteering Capital 2017, Sligo Volunteer Centre are driving an Adopt a Charity Campaign. The idea is that there is a scoping exercise to establish the needs amongst non profit community groups. These needs could vary from physical spaces that need some TLC to a committee that needs help with a marketing campaign.
We have a busy programme of events and volunteer-led happenings throughout 2017, from local community events to conferences, and continue to look for support throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please get in touch.