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Volunteer Ambassador Longford NVW 2019 - James Quinn

 

This is National Volunteering Week. Six Volunteer Ambassadors from Longford were chosen to highlight the impact Volunteering has had on their lives.

 

James QuinnThis is James Quinn's story: "Volunteering has allowed me to develop my interpersonal skills and to help those who need assistance. As a First Aid Volunteer I have been able to help people in a time of need. I enjoy helping as it gives me a great sense of satisfactions knowing I have done my best to provide a vital service. Volunteering for St. John’s Ambulance Ireland has improved my confidence in terms of meeting new people. Giving up my free time to learn new skills, knowing they are appreciated gives me the inspiration to do more. I hope it will encourage others to get involved in volunteering".
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Volunteer Ambassador Longford NVW 2019 - Frances Salinger

This is National Volunteering Week. Six Volunteer Ambassadors were chosen from Longford to highlight the impact Volunteering has had on their lives.

DSC00770Here is Frances Sainger's Story: "Volunteering changed my life. It gave me a great chance to meet other people. Volunteering is a way of helping other people and my community. It helps you to enrich your life and values. Life without volunteering may not have given me the life I have" 
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Volunteer Ambassador Longford NVW 2019 - Abdulai Mansaray

This is National Volunteering Week. We will share the stories of volunteers from Longford this week. Six Volunteer Ambassadors were chosen to highlight the impact Volunteering has had on their lives.

AbdulaiThis is what Volunteering means to Abdulai Mansaray: "Volunteering allows me to give back to the community, help humanity, bring fun and fulfillment to my life, connect with others, gain experience. Volunteering is good for the body and soul. It’s a passion for me as it feels good helping others and the community. It’s a great feeling when passion and work comes together"

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Volunteer Ambassador Longford NVW 2019 - Kitty Birkhill

Today kicks off our National Volunteering Week. We will share the stories of volunteers from Longford this week. Six Volunteer Ambassadors were chosen to highlight the impact Volunteering has had on their lives. First up is Kitty Birkhill. #WhyIVolunteer #NVW2019

 

Kitty BirkhillAfter a bereavement in 2016, I had to make a decision wither to sit at home feeling sorry for myself or get up and help myself by helping others. I recently returned to Longford after living abroad for more than 40 years so re-connecting with my local community was very important. I joined the Volunteer Centre. Volunteering gives me the chance to fulfill both issues. I have some time on my hands. I am relatively fit and healthy and I want to do something worthwhile by helping others in my community. I have met some wonderful people of all ages so far. I feel I am contributing to my local community. I feel mentally stimulated and physically engage and I am having fun.