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Volunteer ‘quality standard’ marks COPE Galway out from the crowd

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 9:53am

Story by Jacqueline Hogge
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Volunteer ‘quality standard’ marks COPE Galway out from the crowd

LUCIA Canavan, volunteer co-ordinator and Ger Ryan, manager of community catering services at COPE Galway. Photo: Ray Ryan

Volunteer ‘quality standard’ marks COPE Galway out from the crowd

LUCIA Canavan, volunteer co-ordinator and Ger Ryan, manager of community catering services at COPE Galway. Photo: Ray Ryan

WITH over 220 volunteers proving the backbone of its services, COPE Galway has recently become the first organisation in the West of Ireland to be awarded a national quality standard in volunteer management, which is being led by Tuam woman Lucia Canavan.
As volunteer co-ordinator with the charity for the past five years, Lucia has overseen the involvement of volunteers across a range of the charity’s services which include senior support, domestic violence and homelessness services.
“Our volunteers work across nine different settings, from our catering services to the COPE shop, our Sonas Day Centre and Teach Coirbe, which is a drop-in centre for the homeless,” said Lucia.

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