Ozanam House Ezine May

Dear Friends,


 ‘ Ozanam News’ our volunteer e-zine will let you all know the most up to date news in Ozanam House!

 If anybody has any ideas/suggestions for our e-zine, please let us know.  Alternatively if your email address has changed or you do not wish to receive updates from Ozanam House please do inform us.


  1. Summer Project 2018

It is that time of the year again…. the buds are back on the trees, the sun is trying its hardest to shine…. and we are hoping that you will be interested and able to join our Summer Project Team this year.


Having volunteers who have been on the project before or who know the centre makes such a HUGE difference to the success of the summer.

We would love to have you on board so if you are interested in coming back on board this year please let us know BY MAY 18TH .

See our Video below for a sneak preview of what to expect…..

Or our Photo Library from previous projects….    OZANAM SUMMER PROJECT



Volunteer Appreciation Night – ‘Ozanam House Volunteer Dinner Party’ – June 14th at 7pm in Ozanam House

This year we are celebrating all of the great work of you our volunteers by inviting you to a ‘Dinner Party’ here in Ozanam House on June 14th at 7pm. We will be cooking you some delicious main dishes and are inviting you to bring along a Starter or Desert if you wish. We will be sending you our more information and a special invitation closer to the date.


Training for Volunteers

The following training is scheduled for all of our volunteers in the centre over the coming weeks and months. These sessions are all free of charge and are planned to enhance your skills while working here in the centre. If you would like to reserve a place just contact us.

First Aid Training:

This is a very beneficial and popular training session. It will take on Saturday May 12th 10am to 4pm. This will book up quickly so get in touch soon if you are interested.

Promoting Positive Mental Health

A very informative session will take place on Saturday 26th May 10am to 1pm where we will look at some of the issues people face, tools to skills and good practices when facing issues and details of supports available.

Child Protection Training:

Everyone working with people under 18 must undertake this training every 3 years. Our next sessions will take place on May 24th, June 14th and June 20th .

Vulnerable Adult Training: –

We will be running another session on Thursday 8th November  6-9pm. A very informative session and a requirement for anyone working with adults in the centre

Induction for new volunteers:

Next induction training sessions will take place from 6-8pm on May 2nd , May 24th and June 6th here in Ozanam House

Restorative Practice:

This is an innovative approach to positive behaviour management and forms part of our policy in the centre. Anyone working with children, young people or adults will find this training invaluable. We will be running this training again soon so keep an eye out for dates.


If there is any specific or particular training you feel you would benefit from that would enhance your volunteer experience in Ozanam House please let us know.


  1. Fundraising
  • Ozanam Come Dancing

HUGE thanks to everyone who supported our ‘Ozanam Come Dancing’ annual fundraising event in Liberty Hall on March 9th last. It was an incredible night of fun and entertainment and of course fundraising. Our 22 amazing volunteer dancers  helped us to raise an unbelievable €50,000 for the centre. Thanks to everyone involved, our dancers, sponsors and supporters on the night.

See picture gallery here: https://blog.ozanamhouse.ie/category/fundraising-events/ozanam-come-dancing-2018/


  • COLT Bike ride in aid of Ozanam House – One of our corporate partners are currently running a fundraising event in aid of the centre with 2 staff undertaking a sponsored bike ride from Milan to Rome in Italy. You can support their efforts here: http://www.svp.ie/coltcharitybikeride2018