Remote Working and Communities – Volunteers

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 31 March 2021
in group PPN Community
Event date 13 Apr 19:30 - 20:30
Event location Online

Event 1: Remote Working and Communities – Volunteers
Tuesday 13th April, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

This event will respond to these questions: 
•    What makes a successful community organisation? 
•    Could your community project benefit from the skills of remote workers?
25 years of working with over 1,500 community organisations, sports clubs and social enterprises across Ireland has taught us that volunteer skills and capacity is the key factor that sets successful community organisations above the rest. However, we also know that finding volunteers with specific skills can be challenging.

One year on from the March 2020 directive to work from home, we look at the growing popularity and viability of remote working and the opportunities that this brings for the rejuvenation of volunteer-led organisations.

Rose Barrett from Grow Remote joins us for this event. She has a unique perspective on how remote workers, including former commuters, those returning to their home communities and those striking out in new communities are seeking to (re)connect with their local community and contribute to community wellbeing (and their own wellbeing).  Grow Remote is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to enable us to work, live and participate locally. 

Henry Healy, Director of Moneygall Development Association will share his experiences of harnessing the right skills for community projects; how to decide which skills you need most, and how to track down the right people.

For more information and to register for Remote Working and Communities - making the most of remote workers’ skills for your community project, click HERE.