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A Volunteers Story

A Volunteers Story


Type of Volunteering: Working with Cancer Support driving patients for treatment to/from hospital. 
Why did you start volunteering?
Over the course of my working life I did not have/take the time for any significant community or volunteer work. Now retired I have the time and thankfully the energy to do something that hopefully will benefit others. Some recent personal experiences caused me to reflect on how fortunate I have been over time and giving a little back to individuals less fortunate was the right and a good thing to do.

How does volunteering make you feel?
As a volunteer with the Cancer Support service I drive cancer patients to and from hospital for treatment. I have being volunteering for only a short time and have limited experience in dealing with individuals in these circumstances. I am been enormously impressed by the positive outlook of these patients. Their concern for others while facing significant adversity and receiving very severe medical treatments has been humbling. 

Ever thought about Volunteering?

Ever thought about volunteering? - Here is some of the wonderful volunteering you can do in Wicklow.

Do you own a good natured dog? Then why not become Therapy Dog Visitor in Wicklow Day Care Centre?

Like horses? - Become a horse support person with the Equine Assisted Learning Progamme in Festina Lente, Bray

Are you living in the Dunlavin area and good at crafts? - Then the Friendship Club would love to hear from you. For these and lots more opportunities, call us on 01 2022244 or 086325 8803.

Some of our great Volunteers

tidy towns               youth volunteer               Hendy

older man        5 people

Charities Regulator - We offer Support to Help You Register

As part of its engagement process to ensure full compliance with the Charities Act 2009, the Charities Regulator has partnered with County Wicklow Volunteer Centre and other Volunteer Centres across the country to act as a Registration Hub to support organisations.

If you have questions about registering your charity or need help, Leah kinsella of County Wicklow Volunteer centre will be available every Monday afternoon between 2 and 3 pm or every Wednesday between 4 and 5 pm to answer your queries. Leah can be contacted on 01 2040885 at these times or emailed on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Warmer Homes

Although the weather is warm at the moment , the cooler weather will return all to soon and many of us will again find our homes are draughty and hard to heat. However, the cost of getting insulation work done can be daunting.

That's where community services like Bray Area Partnership's Warmer Homes scheme can help.If you are a homeowner on a low income living in Co. Wicklow, Bray or surrounding South Dublin areas, you could qualify to get your home insulated completely free of charge.

Warmer Homes is currently seeking applications- to qualify you must be an owner occupier and in receipt of either Fuel Allowance, Family Income Supplement or Job Seekers Allowance for more than six months with a child aged under seven. It's easy to apply and services available include attic and cavity wall insulation, draught-proofing, lagging jackets, low energy light and energy advice.

The Bray Area Partnership Warmer Homes scheme is supported by the Department of Social Protection and The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Since its set-up in 2012 the scheme has insulated more than 500 homes in Co. Wicklow and has also created employment in the local area through a Community Employment Scheme. To find out more call the Warmer Homes team on  01 286 6080 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bray Culture Night 2016

Signal Arts have just announced that the theme for Culture Night 2016 in Bray is "Under the Sea". So get those creative flowing ... you have until September to make an impression.