Updated: 28/04/17 : 14:31:13
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Volunteering Expo gives jobseekers a headstart

There are quite literally thousands of ways to get involved in volunteering through local communities, arts organisations, charities or global justice causes.

As part of Sligo’s designation as the European Volunteering Capital in 2017, Sligo Volunteer Centre are delivering a one-day volunteering expo titled ‘Headstart’ as part of National Volunteering Week on May 16th.

Aimed at giving job-seekers a head-start by gaining valuable volunteering experience, this one-day conference includes inspirational guest speakers sharing stories from their own personal volunteer efforts which contributed to their own careers, practical workshops from recruitment agencies on CV building and interviews, as well as opportunities to connect with over ten local volunteer organisations present on the day recruiting for new volunteer members.

The event, which is completely free, takes place from 10am – 4pm, with events repeated in the morning and afternoon.

Ciara Herity, Manager of Sligo Volunteer Centre said: “Volunteering is regarded as an excellent way to contribute to the community, enhance your employability, meet new people, and develop transferable workplace skills. We invite job seekers as well as those looking to get involved in volunteering whether they are actively retired, or looking to develop new skills or expand their social circle. Volunteering has so many benefits."

Headstart Volunteering Expo takes place in The Glasshouse Hotel on Thursday May 16th as part of National Volunteering Week and is funded by Ulster Bank’s Skills and Opportunity Fund.

Tickets are free however registration is essential. See www.evcsligo.eu