Do you need help with anything? Maybe you need groceries picked up and delivered, or perhaps your dog needs walked. Our community is amazing and so many people have volunteered to help out we’ve been overwhelmed.
A guide to Volunteering
The Department of Rural and Community Development have provided this guide to Volunteering in response to Covid 19.
It covers information:
- For people who want to volunteer
- For organisations who wish to recruit volunteers
- Details of a new helpdesk to assist Community and Voluntary Groups
Full information can be found at www.drcd.gov.ie
Other information guides are provided including
- Sensible Volunteering in response to Covid 19
- Advice for Vulnerable People
- Advice for Local Community Groups
- How to Protect against Fraud and Generate Trust
Donegal Volunteer Centre
Register with Donegal Volunteer Centre who will connect you with organisations who need your help, according to their needs and your skills. Organisations can also register their needs and get help with finding volunteers.
On call for Ireland
The HSE has put out a call for anyone who can help to support them by volunteering their time during the Covid 19 Pandemic. In particular, they are looking for anyone who has a healthcare qualification. But they are asking for anyone and everyone to sign up and register their skills.
‘ We are asking all healthcare professionals from all disciplines who are not already working in the public health service to register to be on call for Ireland. We will be creating extra hospital and care beds and will need extra hands to provide the care that’s needed. We need your help to meet the challenge that’s ahead.
Maybe you aren’t a healthcare professional, maybe you’re studying to be one, or maybe you have other skills to offer or just want to volunteer to do your bit if needed. Hopefully, we won’t need to call, and if we do, we may not need every one of you. But knowing you are there if we do will make all the difference.
Offers of support
An Garda Siochana
Anyone isolating who needs help with collecting shopping/ prescriptions can call the community policing unit Letterkenny on 074 91 67100. They will help or get help for you.
Sean Mac Cumhaills
MacCumhaills are operating a volunteer rota to assist with the needs of vulnerable and elderly people. For example, they can pick up your shopping and deliver it to your home. If you need help with this, or have any other request, please contact Noel Doherty on 086028868.
Here to Help Finn Valley
Here to Help Finn Valley is a volunteer co-ordinator group. Just phone any of the people listed for your area, and then will put you in touch with someone who can directly help you out.
|Twin Towns||Alan McMenamin||Volunteer||087 2629024|
|Corina Catterson Flynn||Finn Valley FRC||086 0218645|
|Chris Doherty||MacCumhaills GAA||086 0823762|
|Daireen McMenamin||MacCumhaills GAA||086 8267211|
|Donna Gillespie||Volunteer||087 1491746|
|Shane Deery||Volunteer||087 7702878|
|Fiona McGinley||Ulster Tyres||086 6002234|
|Joanne Doherty||Volunteer||085 7565808|
|Leah Fairman||The Base/BASICC||087 6075555|
|Glenfin||Bridgeen Gallen||Cloghan Day Centre||087 1894384|
|Seamus Ward||Glenfin GAA||087 2052481|
|Killygordon / Cross||Claire Campbell||Setanta GAA||085 8408968|
|Danny Cullen||Setanta GAA||087 7682454|
|Terri Kelly||Red Hughes GAA||085 7448058|
|Alice Doherty||Red Hughes GAA||085 1664253|
|Eve McGlynn||Volunteer||087 2246989|
|Ballindrait||Sharon McLaughlin||Volunteer||086 3146031|
|Allison Gallagher||Volunteer||083 8475946|
|Convoy||Laurence McMullan||St Mary's GAA||087 6134988|
|Aoife McGinley||St Mary's GAA||086 0518606|
|Drumkeen||Willie Boyle||Drumkeen Utd||085 1741749|
|John Cannon||Drumkeen Utd||087 3838600|
|Lifford||John Mc Dermott||Naomh Padrig Leifear||087 21068632|
|Michael Ferry||Naomh Padraig Leifear||086 3086814|
|FINN VALLEY||Brenda Healy||Garda|
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Please note that neither BASICC nor B&S Chamber of Commerce are linked to the running or management the volunteer programmes. The purpose of this page is to provide information about services being offered publically in our community. If you are using any volunteer service, please ensure that the co-ordinator provides you with information on how to identify the volunteer who may be helping you out. Be wary of unidentified callers either to your house or by phone who may claim to be a volunteer, but not be able to provide verification. If in doubt, call the local Garda station.