Volunteer mentors with Le Chéile’s Offaly project got together recently to celebrate another year of successfully working with local young people and their parents.
A volunteer Christmas party took place in the Bankhouse Restaurant where mentors were recognised for their time, passion and commitment to Le Chéile. As another productive year in Le Chéile ends and 2013 looks to be equally busy, midlands coordinator Helen McCarthy reflects on the influence volunteering has on many children and their families and says; “Volunteering can transform the lives of both volunteers and the families involved and helps build stable, happier and more inclusive communities”.
The Le Chéile Mentoring project is a unique project which is funded by the Probation Service. Volunteers mentor young people or their parents and inspire positive change in their lives by being an influential role model.
As the New Year begins, many people find volunteering a great way of getting involved in the local community and great opportunity to make a difference. Many of the Offaly volunteers have found youth and parent mentoring a positive and inspiring experience. If you are interested in volunteering, being a mentor involves 2-3 hours of commitment a week and full training is provided. For more information please contact: Helen McCarthy on 086-7966441 or Helen@lecheile.ie