Cork Simon Community
The first time I volunteered was with Cork Simon Community in 1990 every Wednesday night was a social club where members would play card games and the winners would get packs of cigarettes. Members were mostly men, all looking for connection, a warm room, tea and biscuits and hopefully some nicotine to go home with, or to the doorstep they planned to spend the night.
Recent: and list of volunteer activities between.
After nearly 6 years managing CoderDojo Tramore, in November 2019 I handed the reigns of CoderDojo over to two capable new champions and decided to forgo any new volunteer opportunities in the pursuit of full time employment.
I had heard about CoderDojo in Cork and Waterford, and later through my Social Media network at a TweetUp in Kinsale, I met CoderDojo’s co-founder Bill Liao. Tramore Tourism and Tramore Community Radio were successful in securing CE Scheme employees and I considered actively looking for full time work; however 2014 – 15 was my daughter’s Leaving Cert year so I decided to wait a year. I signed up as a Champion with coderdojo.com, created Social Media Accounts and used the Hour of Code Event in 2013 to launch the concept. Thanks to a few very enthusiastic people who attended on a rainy day, CoderDojo Tramore was founded
|2014-2016||Waterford Public Participation Network|
|2014-2017||Tramore Women’s Network|
|2013-2013||Coastguard Cultural Centre|
|2012-2014||Tramore Cultural Development Group.|
|2011-2012||Slow Food Tours / Paul Dunne & Donal Keohane|
|2010-2015||Tramore Community Radio|
|2010-2011||Tramore Education Centre|
|2003-2005||Mature Student’s Society|
|1997-1999||Gingerbread (Single Parents Group)|
|1990-1993||Cork Simon Community|