Why not donate your time over Christmas?

Donal Parsons Trust

If you have a bit of spare time over the Christmas season why not donate your time to a charity or organisation that would really appreciate the help. There are so many volunteer opportunities and although it’s a busy time of year, some of them only need help for an hour or so. Here are just a few ideas:

The Donal Parsons Trust would love volunteers to help with their book stall at the Strandhill Market on Sundays and they also need face painters for Santa’s Grotto .

GOAL are looking for men and women of all ages to hold a GOAL Mile in their area. Its easy and fun. Once you have chosen a location and date you need to let people know your GOAL Mile is happening in your community. People turn up, walk/run/jog a mile a make a small donation to GOAL.

Could you ‘Sing for Simon’? Saturday 20th Dec is “Sing for Simon” and the North West Simon Community are seeking individuals/groups/schools/clubs to come together to sing in The Tesco Shopping Arcade in Sligo to raise their voices to help end homelessness in Sligo and surrounding areas.

If you are interested in any of these roles or would like to find out about any other roles you can contact the Sligo Volunteer Centre.




About magnumlady

Photographer, blogger, hooked on social media. Based in Sligo, Ireland. Passionate about Ireland and always looking for the next adventure.

3 Responses

  1. I think it’s a time of year whch focuses us on those who are less fortunate or doing ‘good’ in society. I recently got involved in ‘jacket off your back’ which takes coats no longer worn and gives them to those in need.
    I think with all we spend on Christmas it salves our conscience!

  2. Thanks Val for this post – an additional thing people can do is donate goods/vouchers to the Domestic Violence Service (DVAS). They are appealing for donations of new Christmas goods to help them distribute hampers to some in need this Christmas.They need new unwrapped presents for children, seasonal food stuffs such as cakes, biscuits, crisps, soft drinks and chocolates, vouchers for food and fuel and small gifts for women and teenagers. If you wish to drop off any of the above items to DVAS please call 071 9141515 and they will arrange a drop off time and place. Thanking you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.