Limerick Volunteer Centre manager Paul Moriarty said: “If you have skills to share, a few hours to spare or you’re looking for a new challenge, why not give volunteering a try?
“National Volunteering Week, which is being supported by Garnier, is the one week of the year when we encourage everyone to give volunteering a try, so that everyone can learn that volunteering can make a big difference and be a lot of fun.”
Those interested in lending a hand and helping out in their community can also contact Limerick Volunteer Centre at (069) 62 222 or log on to www.volunteerlimerick.ie.
Research carried out by Volunteer Ireland on 200 organisations that work with volunteers in advance of National Volunteering Week found that 56 per cent of those surveyed could not survive without volunteers.
Over half of the organisations had experienced difficulty recruiting volunteers, while a third had hired someone for a paid position who had previously volunteered.
Over three quarters of organisations surveyed said they would not be able to offer the same level of service without volunteers.