National Volunteering Week 2012
Following five succesful years of Volunteer Ireland’s National Day of Volunteering, 2012 will see Ireland’s first annual National Volunteering Week take place between May 14th – May 20th. National Volunteering Week is the one week of the year when we encourage everyone in Ireland to give volunteering a try, so that everyone can learn that – even if it’s only for a minute, an hour, or a day – volunteering can make a big difference and be a lot of fun!
This year’s flagship project is a National Inland Waterways Clean Up. Clean up events will be held across the country, to find an event near you, browse the National Volunteering Week volunteering opportunities. Our Inland Waterways are a precious natural resource. With the help of Waterways Ireland and the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, this May will see a host of litter pick ups and canal clean up projects all over Ireland, highlighting the natural beauty of our waterways - and the importance of keeping them clean!
Here are just a few examples on what you can do to get involved with National Volunteering Week.
So go ahead, grab some friends, family and colleagues and give Ireland a helping hand during National Volunteering Week!