It’s National Volunteering Week, 12th – 18th May.
Friendly Call Cork is indebted to our wonderful volunteers. We wish to acknowledge the great work of volunteers on Friendly Call Cork. Without our volunteers, it would not be possible to offer this valuable service to our many clients. Our Friendly Call volunteers brighten the days of over eighty individuals with a daily phone call.
Friendly Call Cork is a free phone call service for people living alone and is available in the Cork City area to older people and anyone feeling lonely, isolated or vulnerable.
Friendly Call Cork operates 5 days a week; Monday to Friday and will check that all is well with you or a loved one.
Friendly Call Cork
- Your Friendly Caller will chat to you about your day and will check on how you are feeling
- The service provides friendship and security making you feel safer at home
- If you do not answer the phone, the Friendly Caller will phone a member of your family, neighbour or friend
The Friendly Call Service is available to:
- Older People or Individuals who may feel lonely, isolated and vulnerable
- People with Chronic Illness
- Anyone who cannot engage in an active way in the wider community
We also run a bi-monthly Afternoon Tea event which gives both clients and volunteers to meet and chat face-to face over tea and cakes! We recognise that a number of our clients really appreciate a social outlet; the Afternoon Tea Event enables a client to come along to an event and to meet people in a similar situation in a relaxed environment.
We currently have a number of volunteering opportunities available with Friendly Call Cork.
- To ring clients on our Friendly Call Service to check in with them, make sure they are okay and chat to them about their day etc.
- Basic Computer Skills needed
- Commitment required – 3 hours weekly, morning or afternoons available, Monday to Friday
- References and Garda Vetting required
Please contact Brenda at 021 430 1700 or at 087 636 6407 for further information or to request an application form.
Friendly Call Cork
CorkCity Partnership Gurranabraher Outreach Office
Parochial Hall, Knockfree Avenue, Churchfield, CORK
Mob. 087 636 6407 or Tel. 021 430 1700
John Kennelly who was on his 10 week placement with us in our Outreach Office just finished last week. John helped with Easter Camps for the children which we ran for 6 days in the Sam Allen Outdoor Pitches. He was a great help and he brought great fun to the group. We wish John all the best for the future, thanks for coming up to do your placement with us.
The staff and volunteers send their best wishes to him.
John on Placement from UCC
Gurranabraher/Churchfield Outreach Office will be hosting their next tea dance on Sunday 11th May from 3 p.m. to 6p.m. in the Hut in Gurranabraher. All welcome, music, refreshments and draw will take place. This is a place to meet your friends and make new friends.
Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, come and join us and enjoy the day.
The Outreach Office would like to thank our Volunteers Eileen, Noel and Ger for all their help with the Tea Dances during the year.
Gurranabraher/Churchfield Outeach Office are working with the HAZ Worker and local volunteers in the upcoming Community Games, Why not come and try out? You could be next to represent your area in Munster and even Ireland!!
Running races for boys and girls aged 6-8 yrs (60 & 80 metres), aged 8 to 10 yrs (100 metres & 200 metres), aged 10 to 12yrs (100 met metres & 600 metres), aged 12 to 14 yrs. (100 metres & 800 metres)
Participants must live in one of the following areas: Gurranabraher, Churchfield, Hollyhill, Knocknaheeny, Blarney Street
Please note parents MUST accompany children to this event. Fruit and water will be provided on the evening. On street parking is limited.
Supported by Gurranabraher/Churchfield & Surrounding areas Community Games Group
For more information ring Stephen on 087-9814803
Gurranabraher/Churchfield Outreach Office Sunday tea dance 11th May
Gurranabraher/Churchfield Outreach Office will be holding their next Sunday tea dance on the 11th May in the Hut in Gurranabraher, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. entertainment, refreshments , raffle etc, this event is free, all welcome, contact Ann or Patricia at 021-4301700 for more information
We at Cork City Partnership are busy preparing our Autumn programme of education and training opportunities – further updates will be posted in the coming weeks
Contact Education Officer Margo Hayes 087 1962023
Cork City Partnership is involved in a range of learning events next week to co-incide with Corks Lifelong Learning Festival 2014 (April 7th to Sunday 13th)
The week is packed with activities, exhibitions and a lot more! – we would like to encourage people to come along and get involved with these events – lets celebrate lifelong learning!
Monday 7th April
EXHIBITION OF ARTS, CRAFTS & PHOTOGRAPHS BY LOCALS – visit an exhibition of works by local artists and crafts people – the exhibition will take place from 9.30-5pm in Knocknaheeny Community Centre, Foyle Avenue.
CORK CITY PARTNERSHIP CITY WALKS EXHIBITION IN LEWIS GLUCKSMAN GALLERY, UCC – from 7th – 10th April. Enjoy an exhibition of Photographs developed by Community Digital Photography groups from the Glen, Knocknaheeny and Gurranabraher. The Exhibition is entitled City Walks and builds on local people’s reflections, experiences and views of the City of Cork.
Tuesday 8th April
WORKSHOPS ON DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND INTRODUCTION TO IPADS, TABLETS ETC, IN THE GLEN RESOURCE & SPORTS CENTRE. Places limited so booking is essental – contact Ronnie or Clare at 087 6755836
Wednesday 9th April
10AM COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION in Blackpool Library
– Photography on display from the Glen, Knocknaheeny and Gurranabraher.
10.30 am WELL BEING AND STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASS in the Glen Resource & Sports Centre
A calming class that introduces people to the basic principles of wellbeing and some stress management techniques – begin to learn
book a place
Thursday 10th April
Community House, 26 Bridevalley Park, Fairhill
OPEN MORNING 10AM – 12 Noon. An invitation to you to view the various art / craft activities and works created by local people and groups.Information on new courses and job search skills training opportunities. Come along and see what’s going on in this community – all welcome. Tea & coffee available
Friday 11th April
9.30-11.15 St John’s College
HAPPY TALK WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS. Parents of children aged 0-6 are invited to workshops given by Happy Talk speech and language therapists. Contact Sheilla Dillon 087 7573749
11am Knocknaheeny Community Centre
THE BURNING OF CORK- a talk by Gerry White, historian and author.Book a plcae by contacting 021-4399503.
2 – 4pm Blackpool Shopping Centre
SIZE MATTERS ‘ ALCOHOL AWARENESS / INFO POD. Public information stand aiming to raise awareness of alcohol consumption guidelines and to reduce alcohol related harm through information & interaction with the public. Quizzes and interactive exercises. Information on supports and services available for individuals and families city wide along with further educational / training opportunities will be available.