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Valuing Volunteerism

Posted: 31/10/2006

Kildare Volunteer Bureaux first conference

Valuing Volunteerism

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Fergus Finaly, Barnados, Taskforce on Active Citizenship

Date: 9th November 2006

Time: 4:30 p.m – 9.00p.m.

Venue: Westgrove, Hotel, Clane, Co. Kildare

The Kildare Volunteer Bureau was set up in September 2005. We are based in Newbridge with outreach offices in NUI Maynooth and Athy. In our first year we have registered 227 Volunteers and have 130 volunteering opportunities with 61 organisations.

We are delighted to announce our first conference and are sure it will be of great interest to all organisations and individuals interested in volunteering.  The Conference will be oragnised as follows:

Part 1 -  (4.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.) will focus on “Best practice for Organisations”. Topics to include, Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers, Training and Supporting Volunteers and Volunteer Policy Development. Key Speakers are Ms. Anita Lawler, Regional Director Samaritans, Ms. Mary McVeigh, Regional Manager, Comhairle and Ms. Tricia Nolan, Manager South Dublin Volunteer Bureau.

Part 2 (7.15 p.m. - 9.00 p.m) will be of interest to both Volunteers and Organisations.  This session features a presentation from  Dr. Yvonne McKenna, National Development Officer, Volunteer Centres Ireland, a report on Kildare Volunteer Bureau, the Kildare Volunteer Bureau Advisory Group and the keynote address from Mr. Fergus Finaly.

Refreshments will be served from 6.30 p.m.- 7.15 p.m. for people wishing to join us/stay for Part 2 of the conference

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