Canal Ambassador, Marketing Assistant, Event volunteer, Friends of the Grand Canal, BlueFire and Rock’n’Roll Marathon
Iryna had been curious about volunteering for a while before she decided to give it a go after joining the Get Connected Project. She is now volunteering at the monthly canal clean up in her local area and has event become a “canal ambassador”.
She also volunteered for BlueFire to help produce this year's Dublin International Festival. Iryna has a qualification in digital marketing but is unable to work in Dublin. She was concerned about losing these skills, so she was delighted when she was able to not only keep these skills sharp but also support a vibrant community focused group like BlueFire.
Iryna captured her “journey” as a volunteer in her blog: https://mystoriesandpictures.com/category/volunteering
“There is a real sense of community at the canal clean-up, it is a real opportunity for me to meet my neighbours.“
“When I first started volunteering, my husband didn't come along but now, he has also caught the bug! Recently, when I volunteered with the Rock and Roll Marathon, he came along to take photos. Very soon though, he was handing out t-shirts himself!”