We Are Looking For Volunteers!

Volunteering is a noble profession, let’s take a look at how you can help us meet the needs of our community.

Have you ever considered volunteering in your local community based credit union?

All Irish credit unions are built upon the efforts of volunteers, who provide their time and skills freely to their credit unions and its members in the spirit of cooperation. Like many credit unions, Ballinasloe Credit Union relies on the enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers, without whom we wouldn’t be able to achieve our goals. We have a team of volunteers in Ballinasloe Credit Union which enables us to function proactively and positively for the communities around our Common Bond. Having the people of the community involved at every level helps credit unions to be the most trusted organisations in Ireland year on year!

Don’t know much about Credit Unions? Remember, you don’t need to be a financial expert to volunteer!

Don’t worry you will be given plenty of support and training and you will very quickly pick things up – training is a very important part of being involved in the credit union. Our 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.

We envision our members having the opportunity to happily participate in all aspects of life.

Why Volunteer?

Which area of credit union work interests you the most? We have something suitable for people of all backgrounds and ages. Volunteering with a long established local organisation is mutually beneficial and very rewarding. When you volunteer, you can develop both personally and professionally:

  • Learn new skills and increase your employability.
  • Develop new interests and do something you enjoy.
  • Bring your skill set to bear and have the opportunity to develop new ones.
  • You can access great free business training opportunities through credit union educational programs.
  • Work on a wide variety of developmental and business projects.
  • It is an opportunity to give something back to the community.
  • Work alongside fellow members and people from our communities.
  • Be part of something that works for the good of our members and the wider community.

The benefits of volunteering

You will gain many friends, develop additional skills which will serve you well in your career (no matter what that is) and you will be confident in the knowledge that you are enhancing the lives and financial wellbeing of our members and community

How do I become a volunteer?

All volunteers are subject to the normal fitness and probity regimes for credit unions as outlined by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Please note – you must be a member of Ballinasloe Credit Union in order to volunteer.