Foróige Clubs

Volunteer Daniel Cronin is a finalist in the Calor Community Champion search for Ireland's unsung heroes

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Foróige-Notinuse November 18, 2013

Daniel Cronin, Foróige volunteer is one of 6 finalists in the hotly contested Calor Community Champion competition. He has received thousands and thousands of votes to get him to this phase of the competition. In 2011, Daniel set up the Ballineen Foróige Club in Co. Cork and also acts as Public Relations Officer for the West Cork Foróige District. We caught up with Daniel to find out more about his volunteering experience with Foróige.

Intergenerational citizenship project scoops Foróige Youth Citizenship Award 2013

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Foróige-Notinuse October 31, 2013

Carrick-on-Suir Neighbourhood Youth Project, Co.Tipperary are the winners of the ‘Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards 2013’ with their project "Glamour Gels". This project offered a series of beauty and pampering sessions to the local Day Care Centre, Active Retirement Centre and local residents to help combat elder loneliness and improve intergenerational relationships.

Kildare volunteer Stephen talks about volunteering with Foróige's Reference Panel

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My name is Stephen O'Leary. I’ve been a volunteer Club Leader with Foróige for about 3 years. I started a Foróige Club in Derrinturn, Co. Kildare and we now have 25 members! We have also started a Foróige Juniors Club this year which already has 36 members. I was elected as the Kildare representative on the National Council of Foróige and I also sit on Foróige’s National Executive. Some of the Foróige volunteers, staff and young people may know me from my tattoos! These are a big talking point with the new people I met while volunteering at Foróige's Reference Panel meet up this year.

"It's YOUR Foróige" Jessica Reid shares her experience as a member of this year's Foróige Reference Panel

youthparticipation October 22, 2013

The Foróige Reference Panel aim is to bring forward ideas from our various regions across Ireland for group discussion and make recommendations to the National Council of Foróige on issues that affect young people. A number of representatives from each county are elected at Regional Conferences to attend the meetings. Throughout the year two meetings are held. This year they were held on February 22-24 and October 11-13. Jessica says: