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Volunteering Opportunities For The Armagh Area

Below is a brochure compiled by Volunteer Now detailing some volunteering opportunities in the Armagh area. The West Armagh Consortium would also like to add another volunteering opportunity. Volunteers are needed for the upcoming West Armagh Community Festival that will run form August 6th - 11th. Anyone interested can contact via this site or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07759949314.

ARMAGH SUMMER 2018 VOLUNTEER NOW BROCHURE

GOGA – Live Active NI – Awaiting response

Alzheimers Society Reminiscence Café

Compassionate Carer http://bit.ly/2o8b6oE 

Café Support Volunteer http://bit.ly/2GfHD3G

Befriender - http://bit.ly/2Gd5uAA

Armagh Citizens Advice Bereau

Receptionist - http://bit.ly/2IjA4dN

Board Member - http://bit.ly/2KmgNZL

Inspire Wellbeing – Friendship Group Co-Facilitator http://bit.ly/2wOtf2H

Belfast Central Mission (Armagh) – Volunteer Isolation Buster http://bit.ly/2rGZeMZ

Talking Newspaper – Volunteer Reader http://bit.ly/2y367Zr

Riding for Disabled – Riding Assistant’s   http://bit.ly/2zM1AMY

Men’s Shed - Shed Members http://bit.ly/2zBDsMb

Rural Transport – Social Car Driver http://bit.ly/2yHi9Mt

Early Years – Nothing confirmed yet. Amanda (02890662825)

Triple A – THIS ONE HAS ALREADY BEEN CREATED by Lynne

Mullabrack Luncheon Club – Luncheon Club Assistant  http://bit.ly/2Iiaju9

Community Support – Ex-Prisoner Support Volunteer http://bit.ly/2IGw2PS  

Helping Autism Newry District (HAND) – Fundraising Team Members http://bit.ly/2z3EWCC

Action on hearing Loss

Befriender - http://bit.ly/2rF7Jbv

Information Stand Volunteer - http://bit.ly/2wEbP8R

Volunteer Presenter - http://bit.ly/2KWDq8a

Hearing Aid Volunteer - http://bit.ly/2IhB85G

 

Further details of volunteering opportunities are available on   http://www.volunteernow.co.uk

 

 

 

The Parks Experience

As previously covered, The Armagh Parks Experience began on Saturday 26th May.
It  a slight change to the format  previously use in the 7 Hills Challenge in that this event takes place over five sessions taking in parks in and around Armagh.  It started off with the Demesne on Saturday 26th and the second park walk, this time at the  Navan, took place last Saturday 2nd June. Below are some pictures of the walkers. There are still three parks to go.

The Parks Experience
READY FOR THE OFF FOR THE DEMESNE 
A NICE STROLL AROUND THE NAVAN
A NICE STROLL AROUND THE NAVAN

 

3rd OUTING.A DANDER AROUND LOUGHALL PARK
GOSFORD FOREST PARK WAS THE SETTING FOR THE 4th 7 HILLS CHALLENGE PARKS WALK

 

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St.Patricks Community Resource Centre Questionnaire

 
An extensive consultation is well underway to bring one of the city's most important and iconic social spaces back into community use.
The St Patrick's Resource Centre project is an exciting initiative to refurbish and develop the old Parochial Hall located on the Cathedral Road,
Armagh.
The vision for the project is to create a vibrant, modern building with a range of different facilities which can offer activities and events to bring
people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities together in a positive environment.
'We are seeking the views of all local people to help support the case for the project and urge everyone to take part in the consultation,
as feedback from thisconsultation will be essential in producing a comprehensive needs based document for the proposed community
resource centre. The overall process needs to be completed by Monday the 11th June.'

Please click on the link below and complete the short questionnaire to help support the project:
 

 

 
Many thanks for your co operation
 
St Patrick’s Community Resource Centre Committee

Free Sports Sessions in MUGA's (Multi Use Games Areas)

The following posters give details of  a series of free sports sessions that will commence on May 14th in five MUGA area, Mullacreevie-Callanbridge-Drumarg-Drumbreda and The Folly (Millfield). It will run over a six week period and is open to all ages.

Please check the posters for times of sessions in your respective areas as the posters and times are specific to each area.

Mullacreevie MUGA Sports Sessions.

Mullacreevie MUGA Sports Sessions.

 

Mullacreevie MUGA Sports 

Callanbridge MUGA Sports Sessions

 

Drumarg  MUGA Sports SessionsDrumarg MUGA Sports Sessions

Drumbreda MUGA Sports Sessions

Drumbreda MUGA Sports Sessions

Millfield MUGA Sports Sessions.

Millfield MUGA Sports Sessions.

NEW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER APPOINTED

Stephen Fields Community Development Manager
Stephen Fields the WAC's Community Development Manager

The West Armagh Consortium has appointed Stephen Fields as their Community Development Programme Manager. The post formed a substantial part of the consortiums successful application to the Big Lottery. The consortium were successful acquiring nearly £200,000 for a three year programme under the Big Lottery Peoples and Communities Programme.

Stephen has now taken up the post and will be based in the consortiums offices at Sherry Fields Sports Complex. The WAC Chairperson Fiona Kelly welcomed the appointment saying " The West Armagh Consortium have for many years now strived to get a full-time resource in place at Sherry’s. I am confident that local community groups and the community in general will be able to benefit from this appointment. 

The programme under which Stephen has been appointed also has programme costs and I know that he has already been in contact with local community groups to consult on a beneficial action plan, a plan that will take the needs of groups into account. I would like to wish Stephen all the best in his new role."

 

The programme is a three year one running until 2021 and will encompass many aspects of community activities in the west of the city. Although based in Sherry’s Sports Complex, aspects of the programme will be delivered in the various community venues throughout the city. It is envisaged to utilise the network of community houses that were set up under the NRPB programme. 

CHALLENGING YOUR CONDITION COURSE

The following course is a free course designed to help people living with along term medical condition. It is free but anyone wishing to avail of it should use the contact details to confirm. It consists of six 2.5 hour sessions. 

The Challenging Your Condition Course is a supportive group where everyone shares helpful tips and experiences.  The course leaders have a Long Term Condition themselves and understand the difficulties participants face.  They refuse to let symptoms take control of their lives and can support you to manage yours.  The emphasis is on learning what you can do for yourself and how to make the most of the information you get from doctors, nurses and other health care workers.  Its for people living with a Chronic Long Term Condition ( Epilepsy, MS, Parkinson’s, arthritis etc)  even if newly diagnosed.

These courses are for persons over 18 years.

To find out more about these FREE courses and secure a place please contact the office on 028 9078 2940 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Further information can be found on our website https://arthritiscare.org.uk/our-services-and-support/events/filter:Courses%20and%20Workshops

 

 

The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter is a new programme targeting local women and supported by European union's Peace IV Programme and in partnership with NIVCA and Irish Rural Link.

Megan Feron MLA who is Deputy Chairperson of the Assembly Women’s Caucus, has urged women to register for this programme which gets underway in June 2018.The Next Chapter will run a series of training, coaching, mentoring and empowering programmes for women living and working in towns, cities and rural areas across the border counties.Participants will be provided training in communication, conflict management and resolution, accessing power and influencing decision making, presentation skills and media engagement.The project will run over the course of two-years. In this time 10 chapters will be set up across the border counties. Local chapters are Newry, Mourne & Down and Louth and Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Monaghan.

The programme is targeted at women of all ages and backgrounds, and it is designed to give women opportunities to take up leadership positions within communities and public life.
Politics Plus, in partnership with NICVA and Irish Rural Link will implement this project on a cross-community and cross-border basis.


To register an interest in this project go to http://www.thenextchapter.eu or contact Megan Feron MLA for further information.
It should be noted that they are only asking for women to make an expression of interest at this stage and more information will follow in due course.