Billy Miller, from our Community Catering team, on how connecting with our services 20 years ago altered the course of his life.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed volunteering for COPE Galway so far. I really enjoy going out there on the streets meeting and talking to folks that we are serving.”
Recognition event held during National Volunteering Week (16-22 May) to recognise the invaluable contribution made by the local charity’s ‘tribe’ of almost 200 volunteers.
I found it’s a great experience, I’ve learned a lot through doing it, and you can make a difference in someone’s day!
When I picked COPE Galway as the charity I would volunteer with, I needed something to keep me busy and active.
The Homework and Learning Club gives children living in emergency accommodation and B&Bs a place to study and spend time after school.
“My motivation for volunteering was to help people. It’s a charity shop, so it’s fundraising for a good purpose.”
His spirit and good humour meant clients could always look forward to a smile and friendly chat as well as a nutritious meal.
Mary’s background running her own catering company stood her in good stead when she started out with COPE Galway.