Foróige volunteers from around Ireland gathered in the Hotel kilkenny from the 19th – 21stOctober, for Foróige’s annual volunteer conference. Wayne Travers, Anthony Clinton, Martina Deans, Ruth Whelan, & James Dempsey attended from Tallaght. Foróige has over 5,500 volunteers working in its 600 youth clubs, 160 projects and programmes such as the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme; Leadership for Life; Be Healthy Be Happy; and Entrepreneurship.
They are instrumental to Foróige’s engagement with over 50,000 young people, or one in ten Irish teenagers, year on year. This was the 48th annual Foróige volunteer conference and the delegates enjoyed a variety of guest speakers, workshops, and the exchange ideas on best practice in youth work.