Conor D. McGuinness has joined the board of Waterford Volunteer Centre as a director. This is an unpaid, voluntary role and McGuinness has said that he is looking forward to working with staff, directors and service users to ensure continued good governance of the Centre.
Speaking to the Dungarvan Observer McGuinness said:
“Waterford Volunteer Centre is a an essential part of the community sector serving Waterford City and County. Volunteers provide so much to our communities and their contribution is invaluable, however sometimes the volume of regulatory and administrative work involved can simply be too much for community organisations to manage.
“The job of the Volunteer Centre is to strengthen and support all aspects of volunteering in Waterford through matching individuals who would like to volunteer, with non-profit organisations who involve volunteers in their activities. It also provides advice and support to both volunteers and non-profit organisations through a range of services including information, consultation, volunteer management training and Garda vetting administration.
“The board is made up of volunteer directors who give of their time to support this important work and to ensure the continued good governance of the Centre.
“For my part I am looking forward to serving the community in this role, and to bringing my perspective as a West Waterford representative to the Centre. Although based based in Waterford City the Volunteer Centre does have a remit across the whole of Waterford, and i hope that my input can support that objective” he said.
Waterford Volunteer Centre is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a registered Charity. It is limited by guarantee and governed by a Board of Directors. It is a non-profit organisation and any profits are reinvested in the company. Waterford Volunteer Centre is part of the network of 29 Volunteer Centres and is affiliated to Volunteer Ireland.