Louth Volunteer Centre encourage everyone in Louth to 'Lens a Hand'

Louth Volunteer Centre encourage everyone in Louth to 'Lens a Hand'

Now in its third year, Louth Volunteer Centre launched its amateur photography competition ‘Lens a Hand’ on 22 March.

The aim of the competition (open March 28th –April 10th) is to capture the impact of volunteering in Louth. Entering the competition is simple, go to www.volunteerlouth.ie/home/lensahand and upload up to three pictures of volunteering in action to be in with a chance to win some great prizes.

The launch took place at the Drogheda office of the Volunteer Centre with special guests Deputy Mayor of Drogheda Richie Culhane, and Jimmy Weldon, who has judged the competition each year. Kayleigh Mulligan, interim manager of Louth Volunteer Centre, said ‘the competition will be showcasing the diversity of volunteering in action and illustrating its positive impact in local communities, as well as promoting the vital work of the charitable and non-profit organisations in Louth.

When it comes to volunteering, everyone has something to give and so much to gain from getting involved. There are over 150 volunteering opportunities cavailable across Louth at any given time.”

Last year’s competition was won by Conor McGuinness from St John’s Ambulance.

For more information on categories, prizes, how to enter or vote, visit www.volunteerlouth.ie.

Louth Volunteer Centre provide a free volunteer matching service for people who would like to volunteer but may not know where to start.

Anyone can make an appointment to meet someone in the local offices in Drogheda, Ardee or Dundalk to discuss the local

volunteer opportunities that might suit them by calling 041 980 9008 or 086 043 1379.

An online list of volunteering opportunities makes it easier for people to see where they might volunteer in Louth is also available on www.volunteerlouth.ie. The Volunteer Centre

also provides a service for community groups in Louth by offering support and training on how to recruit and involve volunteers. The Centre is also authorised to process Garda Vetting forms on behalf of organisations.