ALIVE Leadership

ALIVE Leadership

ALIVE Leadership

In this section you will find:

  • ALIVE Leaders take on volunteer management roles - find out how!
  • Information and application form for funding to realise your project ideas - the Civic Engagement Fund
  • Social Entrepenuership is a vechicle to lead on social change - links and ideas!

 

ALIVE Leaders

An ALIVE Leader is a student who has volunteered in a community organisation and is willing to take on a deeper role and be the liaison with the ALIVE programme and support their fellow student volunteers.

Now is your chance if you want to create deeper links between your volunteering organisation and ALIVE - sign up to be an ALIVE Leader. Leaders receive training, hoodies, funding and opportunities to attend conferences.

ALIVE Leaders have attended the following training workshops and events to develop their skills, effectively lead a group and progress their goals.

  • Volunteer Management Training with Volunteer Ireland and Galway Volunteer Centre
  • Conflict Resolution Skills with Helplink
  • International Volunteering and Development workshops, conference and fairs with Comhlamh, UCDVO and Irish Aid
  • Creative appraoches to Advocacy and Change with CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
  • SDGs, MIgration and Global Issues with NYCI, Suas and Galway One World Centre
  • Incusivity and Diveristy with Galway Volunteer Centre

Meet the Leaders

This year we have a group of amazing Leaders working with us: Dominic Courtney, Maeve Charles, Lisa Costello, Ronald Saraswat, Thomas Creamer, Chalotte Lucas, Gemma Lynch, Nargis Dewji, Daniel McFadden and Tereza Brumovská.

 

Resources available to ALIVE Volunteers

Bring your ideas ALIVE!

  • Fundraising events: ideas, venue booking, supplies, application form to fundraise on and off campus
  • Preparation: Child protection training, posters, social networking, learning opportunities at conferences and workshops
  • Administrative resources: Photocopier, meeting space and wifi in the Hub, Áras na Mac Leinn
  • Funding: Civic Engagement Fund application form available from ALIVE. ALIVE volunteers often travel to conferences and events and we would like to help you get there! Please complete this application form to plan insurance and funding. 
  • Event & Project Management: how to recruit and engage fellow volunteers successfully, health and saftey, trips

What is the Civic Engagement Fund and how does it work?

The ALIVE Civic Engagement Fund was established to support students to develop their own volunteering initiatives and take on leadership roles.

The fund enables students to act on their ideas, interests and passions with community organisations, campaigns and projects. Individuals and groups of students may apply. NUI Galway ALIVE volunteers have, in recent years:

  • brought the national 'Soup for Life' Gorta campaign to NUI Galway
  • organised the Health Sciences Ball raising almost €2,000 for Voices for Galway
  • created events on campus to fundraise for the Irish Kidney Association
  • organised a table quiz for Friends of Londiani
  • held a campaign to sign the Irish flag for a trek to Mount Everest with the HOPE Foundation.

To take a lead on your volunteering contact ALIVE for support in making your idea a reality.

 

Apply today:

 

 

Fundraising Policy for Students and Community

Our committed, enthusiastic and ambitious staff and students fundraise extensively across the campus. Please contact the CKI if you hope to plan a fundraiser at NUI Galway.

Within the NUI Galway Fundraising Policy is a helpful guide to successful event planning and links to national fundraising networks. Helpful support documents can be found on the Student Services Policy website. Fundraising events are reviewed via the Application Form, that you can fil in here!

 

 

Take your ideas to the next stage!

You can take your ideas to the next level and become a social entrepreneur! Here are some great links to get you started:

Social Enterprise Network in Ireland
Ashoka Ireland 
Social Entrepreneurship Ireland

Social Marketing & Social Innovation are key concepts for social entrepreneurs. NUI Galway has particular expertise in this area.

Dr. Christine Domegan, Marketing Discipline and Leader of the Social Innovation and Policy cluster, Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway chats with Angela Sice about Social Innovation and how it is used to address ‘Wicked Problems' in society.

Listen to the definitions of Social Marketing and Social Innovation and examples of movements to improve lives:

Short Podcast Interview with Dr Christine Domegan, NUI Galway

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