Press Releases

Spirit of Sligo Light Show Set To Celebrate Year as European Volunteering Capital

As the year draws to a close, we do hope you can join us for the Spirit of Sligo Light Show Spectacular next Friday December 1st on City Hall Quay Street at 6pm sharp. Commissioned…

November 5th Marks International Volunteer Managers Day

Join the IVMDay 2017 campaign! Make your pledge to “Be The Voice!” for volunteer managers and demonstrate how we are agents and advocates of change for volunteers and volunteering. We…

Volunteer Ireland Awards: The Search Is On for Sligo's Best Volunteers!

Sligo Volunteer Centre today  announced that nominations for the tenth annual Volunteer Ireland Awards are now open. The awards are open to volunteers of all ages in the Republic…

Tick tock! A dedicated Volunteer Clock is being launched to track volunteer hours in County Sligo

*Volunteer Clock an initiative of European Volunteering Capital 2017  The hours can add up with volunteering but sometimes organisations lose track of just how much time people…

Adopt A Charity: Abbott Employees Give a Helping Hand at Nazareth House

Abbott employees generously donated their time to Nazareth House in Sligo town last week. The partnership with Nazareth House was established through the European Volunteering…

Call out to track volunteer hours in County Sligo as part of EVC Sligo 2017

As part of Sligo’s designation as European Volunteering Capital in 2017, we want to highlight the impact volunteering contributes to our wellbeing and society by tracking as…

Press Release: Volunteering Expo Gives Jobseekers a Headstart

As part of Sligo’s designation as the European Volunteering Capital in 2017, Sligo Volunteer Centre are delivering a one-day volunteering expo titled ‘Headstart’ as part…

Volunteering can seriously boost your career!

As part of Sligo's designation as European Volunteering Capital 2017, Sligo Volunteer Centre are hosting monthly meet-ups called Volunteer Voices in cafes around County Sligo. This…

WDC donate €10k to Sligo’s European Volunteering Capital 2017

The Western Development Commission has announced that it is to provide €10,000 investment to the European Volunteering Capital 2017. The financial support will be used to…

Sligo businesses come together for successful ‘Adopt a charity’ initiative

Sligo Volunteer Centre has hailed the success of a new initiative to help businesses team up with non-profit community groups. The Building Block was the venue this week for an…

Press Release: Matchmaking Sligo Businesses with Local Charities and Voluntary groups

Sligo's business community attended a briefing session on Tuesday last to hear about the Adopt a Charity initiative, spearheaded by Sligo Volunteer Centre, as part of Sligo's designation…

Engineers Week: Abbott Volunteers Bring Engineering to Life For Hundreds of Students Nationwide

Over 120 schoolchildren from six different Sligo schools explored the exciting world of engineering with the help of volunteers from Abbott. At a special event/series of special…

We want to play matchmaker – by helping businesses ‘Adopt a charity’ or a voluntary group

Sometimes businesses have great ideas or intentions to do something for the community – the problem is, they don’t quite know how to channel their goodwill. Sligo Volunteer…

Minister Catherine Byrne Attends Regional Consultation on SICAP

Last Friday 10th March Catherine Byrne, Minister of State for Community and National Drugs Strategy, visited Sligo to attend a Regional Consultation event on the Social Inclusion…

EVC's Volunteer Voices marks International Women's Day 2017

EUROPEAN Volunteering Capital and Sligo Volunteer Centre came together last week to hold an inaugural ‘Volunteer Voices’ event — an opportunity for people to meet and chat…

Your County Needs You - Get Involved with this year's St. Patrick's Day

This year, Sligo's St. Patrick's Day Parade is celebrating the county's designation as the European Volunteering Capital for 2017 with the theme of "Volunteering - the Spirit of…

New Video Celebrates Designation as European Volunteering Capital

On the occasion of Sligo's designation as European Volunteering Capital 2017, Sligo County Council welcomed European, National and local Guests to a Civic Reception at the Institute…

'Volunteering – Spirit of Sligo' is the theme for spectacular St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sligo’s rich tradition of volunteering and its designation as European Volunteering Capital 2017 will be the centerpiece of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, it is announced…

"Irish people have always helped their neighbours – it’s part of who we are..."

European Volunteering Capital 2017 launched with call for people across Ireland to volunteer their time — and skills — to help others For every €1 we invest in volunteering,…

Abbott announced as Official Corporate Partner for European Volunteering Capital Programme 2017

To help highlight the positive impacts that volunteering has on lives across Ireland, Abbott is lending its support to the European Volunteering Capital Programme as the official…

Spirit of Sligo Gala opening ceremony for European Volunteering Capital 2017

Sligo is staging a spectacular opening ceremony to kick off its year as European Volunteering Capital 2017, with acclaimed musicians and volunteers taking centre-stage at a Friday,…