- Have you ever volunteered in a credit union?
- Have you ever considered volunteering in a credit union?
- Which area of credit union work interests you most?
- How many hours per month would you be able to volunteer?
All credit unions are built upon the efforts of volunteers, who give freely of their time and skills to their credit unions in the spirit of cooperation. We have a team of volunteers in St. Canice’s Credit Union which enables us to function proactively and positively for the communities within our common bond. It is important that these skills are passed on to new volunteers so that the credit union can continue to develop.
Remember – You don’t need to be a financial expert to volunteer.
When you volunteer, you can develop both personally and professionally:
- Learn new skills
- Develop new interests
- Increase your employability
- Practice your professional skills
- Improve your self-confidence
- Work on developmental and business projects
- Have a purpose, sense of achievement
- Meet new people, have a sense of belonging
- Do something you enjoy
- Give something back to the community
Volunteering is mutually beneficial and very rewarding
Volunteering is mutually beneficial to both the volunteer and credit union. Volunteers assist with the running of many committees, adding their skills, knowledge and experience, contributing to better governance and decision making. In return, the credit union provides training and support to introduce and guide them in their new role.
The credit union committees offer an excellent starting point for new volunteers. Once a volunteer has worked with the credit union at committee level for a period of time, and training needs have been identified and addressed, there is the opportunity to move into a director or supervisor position.
How do you become a volunteer?
1. To register your interest, Download the Volunteer Application Form Here
2. Drop this into any one of our offices or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. A member of our Nominations Committee will contact you to arrange a meeting.
All volunteers are subject to the normal fitness and probity regimes for credit unions as outlined by the Central Bank of Ireland.