As part of the recent National Volunteering Week, students from Ardee Community School got in on the action by undertaking a gardening-decorating project with St Joseph’s Hospital Ardee.
The students volunteered their time by helping in the painting-decorating of garden furniture, which will form part of a sensory garden, which the service users from St. Josephs Hospital will hopefully enjoy in the future.
They cleaned and painted for the day and some of the service users were out watching all the activity.
Many thanks to Paula Conlon and Terence McMahon, from Ardee Community School and Aoife Bailey and Bernie Murphy from St Joseph’s Hospital for all their work in ensuring the day went well.
Louth Volunteer Centre is a community based voluntary organisation and one of a network of 22 volunteer centres, which is affiliated to Volunteer Ireland.
One of the barriers to volunteering is people not knowing where and how to access volunteering
National Volunteering Week is the one week of the year when we encourage everyone in Ireland to give volunteering a try. When it comes to volunteering, everyone has something to
give and so much to gain from getting involved.
National Volunteering Week is also an opportunity to shine a light on the inspiring work of volunteers and highlight the value and impact of volunteering to Irish society.
Whether you’re an individual, or group, everyone can take part.
Those taking part on the day included Maureen Bracken, Joan O’Brien and Nancy McCullough
Bernie Murphy, Clinical Nurse Manager St Joseph’s, Karen Donlon, Organising Support Officer, Louth Volunteer Centre, Jean McLoughlin, volunteer with Louth Volunteer Centre, Maura Ward, Manager of Services for Older People in County Louth, staff members: Bukola Uyeniyi, Student HCA, Tara Woods and Tiina Vali, both HCA’s.
Ardee Community School supervising teacher Mr Terence McMahon and Transition Year students Eolann Aiken and Peter Dardis and back from left Oisin Sharkey, Lorcan Malone and James Conlon.