Rape Crisis Midwest hosts volunteer information evening

Rape Crisis Midwest hosts volunteer information evening

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Rape Crisis Midwest will host a public volunteer information evening on Wednesday, 15th March, 6.00pm, in their Limerick centre.

The organisation is based at Phoenix House, Punches Close, Rosbrien Road, Limerick city.

A spokesperson said: “This is a great opportunity to visit our centre and learn more about the work we do. We would encourage anyone interested  to come along and learn more about various volunteering opportunities available.”

There will also be information available on our Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) support worker training, commencing in April, 2017.

For anyone who would like to learn more about what this challenging but deeply rewarding role requires, the information evening provides an opportunity to voice any questions you may have concerning this particular volunteer role.

“Unfortunately there is still much stigma and shame surrounding the issue of sexual violence. It is not often we hear the personal stories of those who avail of Rape Crisis services in the Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary areas,” the spokesperson said.

 

“We would like to sincerely thank all who volunteer, for their time and dedication to assist survivors of rape and sexual assault in the wider community. Volunteering can be an incredibly fulfilling experience and also presents opportunities to meet kind and compassionate people along with learning and growing new skills,” she added.

Those who would like to attend to email Tracey to confirm at administration2@rapecrisis.ie

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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