NUI Galway’s Annual Volunteering Fair to Inspire Next Generation of Volunteers

The Quadrangle, NUI Galway
Sep 06 2017 Posted: 11:35 IST

NUI Galway’s sixteenth annual Volunteering Fair will take place on Tuesday, 12September in the Bailey Allen Hall, from 11-4pm. Over 60 local, national and international organisations will showcase their work to inspire creative thinking and approaches to social causes.

NUI Galway is committed to encouraging the next generation of students to be innovative and entrepreneurial, all qualities needed to be part of the community as an active volunteer in a changing environment. 

Charities and campus based programmes attend the Volunteering Fair to empower students. Lorraine Tansey, Student Volunteer Coordinator at NUI Galway, said: “The important skills of empathising, listening and communicating can be taught in a classroom, but our community partners connect our students to action projects to build student’s experience and confidence to be leaders of our community. We need creative problem solving to be able to live in socially and environmentally conscious ways and the Fair sparks and inspires students to be active in creating change for others and themselves.”

Volunteering Fair exhibitors include: Irish Wheelchair Association; Music for Galway; The Galway Music Residency; Irish Guide Dogs; Habitat for Humanity Ireland; Galway Autism Partnership; Voluntary Service International; Helplink Support Services; Dogs for the Disabled; Galway Simon Community; Society of St. Vincent de Paul; Croí Heart and Stroke Charity; SERVE; Macnas; Conservation Volunteers Galway; Brighter Communities Worldwide; Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland; Amnesty International   Galway; Western Region Drugs Task Force; GROW Community Mental Health; MADRA; Mutts Anon Dog Rescue & Adoption, amongst others.

ALIVE is NUI Galway's student volunteering programme dedicated to providing supports to students to engage in positive volunteering experiences. This has been achieved through community partnerships, events like the Volunteering Fair, and an online website of volunteer opportunities.
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