On the 21st June, volunteers, community groups and organisations came together to launch a research study: Building Resilience: Capturing a Community Response. The research is focused on a small, rural community in Ireland responding to the unexpected and unplanned arrival of Ukrainian people displaced because of war. The research aims to explore the community’s response, examine the processes of capacity building and volunteer management and distil the enabling factors for developing sustainable and inclusive communities.
Sharon Meaney, Manager of Clare Volunteer Centre, expressed her enthusiasm for the project, stating, “We are incredibly proud to introduce ‘Building Resilience: Capturing a Community’s Response’ to the people of Clare. This initiative provides a platform to showcase the incredible resilience demonstrated by our communities during challenging times, while honouring the dedicated volunteers who have been instrumental in driving positive change.”
Joe Garrihy, Acting Chairperson of Lisdoonvarna Failte, shared his support, saying, “The launch of ‘Building Resilience’ underscores the indomitable spirit of our community and the immense impact volunteers have in shaping its future.
Through a series of interviews, impactful images, and heartfelt testimonials, ‘Building Resilience: Capturing a Community’s Response’ will shine a light on the unwavering spirit of communities across North Clare. The project aims to inspire others to take action, fostering a culture of volunteering and community involvement. To read the report in full click on this link: CVC_BuildingResilience-32PP-lowres