Tullamore Rugby Club operates on a volunteer basis whereby many members share out the work, on and off the pitch.
New members are always welcome and where available are encouraged to take an active part in the club.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area. Volunteering also strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities.
Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity. And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.
Volunteering is good for your health at any age.
Your volunteer work might also expose you to professional organizations or internships that could be of benefit to your career.
Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions. Doing volunteer work you find meaningful and interesting can be a relaxing, energizing escape from your day-to-day routine of work, school, or family commitments.
A key risk factor for depression is social isolation. Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against stress and depression when you’re going through challenging times.
"Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless."