Volunteering in Kilmihil


Page updated 4/1/2022

Why not volunteer and help keep Kilmihil a vibrant and pleasant place to live. Remember:

  1. It’s a great way to meet people
  2. It doesn’t need to be a huge committment
  3. Many activities don’t need you to be superfit or a born organiser!
  4. You could learn new skills.

Here are a few of the organisations looking for volunteers, along with information about what volunteering could involve.

The ‘Time Machine’ is an age-friendly, cross-generational neighbourhood time capsule project which connects communities across the country, supported by local County Councils, Creative Ireland, Age Friendly Ireland and the Department of Rural & Community Development.

They are inviting community members to act as organisers for this exciting project! The role of community organisers is to gather a group of young people, aged 12 – 18, to interview senior members of their community over the phone. The interviews give both participants a valuable opportunity to learn from each other and connect with their community.

Each teenager that takes part is invited to create something based on the conversation they had with their partner. That could be anything at all, such as, a painting, a photograph or a poem, the sky is the limit! The final pieces will be exhibited on this website as part of the Community Time Machine digital archive.

They are currently seeking communities in Clare, to get involved. If you interested visit their website at https://timemachine.neighbourhoodnetwork.ie/

Kilmihil Active Retirement

Kilmihil ARA runs the senior citizens get together on a Friday morning. They urgently need new volunteers, you would be required from 10.00am to 1.30pm on Fridays approximately every 5-6 weeks? Please consider helping out to maintain this fantastic service! Contact Ann Duggan: 087 290 9995 for more information.

Kilmihil Community Development Digital Team

This website and the associated community Facebook page are run and updated by volunteers, We would love to hear from people with digital and/or writing skills who could help us update and enhance the site and pages. The website is based on WordPress and the web editor will be happy to provide a basic introduction to using the system. Once set up there would be access to the wordpress online training scheme. If you are interested email: kilmihilwebsiteinfo@gmail.com or PM the facebook page.

Kilmihil Tidy Towns

Keep an eye on the group’s Facebook page for calls to help with ad hoc litter clean ups.

They are also keen to have new input to the committee and help with items such as plant and seed propagation. Contact Angie Downes on: 087 619 6155.

Committee Secretary Needed – Kilmihil Text Alert

The late Mary Considine (RIP) of Knockalough served as Secretary to the Text Alert Scheme for several years and her sad loss leaves the group without a secretary.

The role requires dedication but, since the committee tends to only meet once or twice a year, would not be excessively time consuming. The Secretary attends and takes, prepares and distributes the minutes of the meetings for approval and sign off by the committee. The individual concerned should ideally have access to email.

Currently the scheme has over 160 members; membership records and subscriptions are handled by other committee members. The day to day running of the scheme is managed by An Garda Síochána. The committee is a very relaxed group and would welcome some new blood, they would be delighted if the individual would like to get even more involved and contribute to promoting the service. Contact Ann Duggan 087 290 9995 if you would like to volunteer or want more information.

St Pat’s Association Football Club

The club has 9 teams from 8 to 16 years old, including two girls teams in 12’s & 14’s age group – they would welcome more volunteers to help in coaching/fundraising etc.

Contact: Pat Daly: 086 608 6501 or Thomas Lineen: 086 267 7424.

Kilmihil Defibrillator Team

Kilmihil Community operate our defibrillator from 1800 60 32 99 24 hours a day. Time saves lives. If you can do CPR and get the de-fib within 10 minutes of a heart attack you could save someone’s life.

Volunteering involves undertaking CPR and defibrillator training and undergoing refresher training approximately every six months. Once certified you can join the rota which involves being on call along with two other community volunteers approximately every 9 weeks.

If you are interested in training for CPR and/or going on our rota contact Ann Duggan on 087 290 9995.

The Festival of Fun

As you will see from the Facebook posts FoF always have a jam packed weekend of activities and events, the event hasn’t run for the last two years due to Covid. 2022 is the next proposed event, if you could spare an hour or two over the early August Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday, Sunday or Monday they would be forever grateful for your help. Please private message the Festival’s Facebook page to offer you help in 2022.

The parish is such a good place to live because of the work of volunteers. Many of you may not be aware of just how much they contribute to enhancing the life of the village; check out the Clubs and Associations & Community Services sections to see all that is offered because of volunteers.