Volunteering

Have you Considered Volunteering* with Wicklow and District Credit Union Ltd?

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The credit union movement is built upon the efforts of thousands of volunteers who give freely of their time and skills to their credit unions in the spirit of cooperation. Each credit union has a team of volunteers with the skills and knowledge to lead and manage that credit union.

Why should I volunteer with Wicklow and District Credit Union Ltd?

Wicklow and District Credit Union Ltd has a team of volunteers that help to manage the Credit Union. We always welcome new volunteers and wish to invite anyone who is interested in volunteering to get in touch with us. Volunteering will not only benefit the Credit Union as a business, but you will also gain personal and professional experience.

There are many benefits of volunteering with Wicklow and District Credit Union Ltd, here are just a few:
1. You will gain professional experience and varied new skills in an interesting and fulfilling role within Wicklow and District Credit Union Ltd.
2. Education and training will be provided to help you develop and make the most of your skills.
3. Volunteering brings personal development and satisfaction, you are providing an excellent service to the benefit of your community.
4. You will have the opportunity to work on new developmental and business projects and gain expertise.
Why people volunteer:
• To learn new skills
• To develop new interests
• To increase employability
• To use professional skills
• To increase self-confidence
• To have a purpose, sense of achievement
• To do something they enjoy
• To make a difference, a desire to help others
• To give back, for example when a family member has benefited from the organisation
• To meet new people, have a sense of belonging or community
• They hold the organisation and its ethos in high esteem

Don’t think you have anything to offer?

Yes you have – everyone has something to offer a credit union. You don’t need to be a financial expert or a wizard on the PC. Talk to your credit union and find out what your potential contribution could be.

Not sure you can make the commitment?

Your credit union would expect some commitment – how much, is for you and your credit union to decide. Start with a few hours’ per month and see how it goes.

Don’t know much about credit unions?

Don’t worry, you can learn. The credit union will provide an Introduction to Credit Unions as part of the induction process. You’ll be surprised how quickly you will pick things up.

Ok, I’m ready. What do I do next?

Speak to a member of staff, an informal chat with no obligations this will help you and your credit union decide what you want to do and where your skills can be used most usefully and fill in the Volunteer Application Form downloadable here  Volunteer Application Form

*The credit union has the right to refuse a person as a volunteer and where appropriate will give a reason for that refusal.