Cork’s Community Engagement programme was established in 2022, in response to the mass migration of Ukrainian refuges to Cork. It offers a new way to bridge the gap between communities that need support and the people who want to help. It gives people the opportunity to get involved in community focused projects without the need to commit to long-term volunteer roles, and provides opportunities to establish new connections in Cork City & County.
With the support of the Department of Rural and Community Development, Cork Volunteer Centre was able to recruit Nina and Volo to coordinate the programme, and develop meaningful volunteer engagement opportunities for migrant volunteers in Cork with the focus of supporting their integration into their local communities in Cork.
Tree Planting Event
Location: White Cross, Cork County
Number of volunteers involved: 30+
Purpose: 700 small trees were planted
Details: In partnership with HomeTree, Cork’s Community Volunteers and Cork Roof Top Farm we planted over 700 small trees.
Ocean Day Event
Location: Marina Park, Cork City
Number of volunteers involved: 15+
Purpose: 15 square kilometres of seashore were cleaned
Details: In partnership with CleanCoasts and our Cork Community Volunteers we cleaned the river Lee in Cork city.