Volunteers

We have been lucky enough to have volunteers from all walks of life. From retirees, young people, lone parents, professionals and people who have made Ireland their home in recent years. Families volunteer together in our centre and take part in groups and projects that we run. Volunteers are truly the back bone of Cula Bula Youth Club, piano lessons, Summer Camps, Rainbows Programmes, Coder Dojo classes, Failte Isteach English Classes, Garden Group, Community Food Bank, and cultural events. We need our volunteers to help Trim Family Resource Centre to reach every member within our community. If you would like to be a volunteer at our centre, you can get in touch with us at Email: info@trimfrc.ie or by Telephone at 046 9438850

What our Volunteers say

Ronan Moore – Board Member

I remember reading about the Trim Family Resource Centre in the local newspaper. I was struck by just how much work they were doing in the community. Having personally been involved in development and community work in the past, it seemed to make sense to join Trim FRC to see how I could help support them continue their vital work.’

Chloe Cass – Board Member

‘I grew up in Trim and I wanted to get more involved in the community. I’m really enjoying getting to know everybody and getting familiar with all the amazing work that the FRC does.’

Gerry Caulfield – Failte Isteach

‘I started a few years ago at Trim FRC and was amazed at the active participation. There was such a sharing atmosphere and we have great fun and laughter in our groups. There’s a great buzz whilst everyone is learning and teaching eachother’

Helen McHugh – Failte Isteach

‘I started because I wanted to meet people and have conversations, as I was on parental leave. From there I became actively involved with Trim FRC and it was a very positive place to go to.’

Christopher Carroll – CoderDojo volunteer

I have loved my time being involved in the coding club at the FRC. Interacting with lots of different
people in a fun and creative atmosphere has taught me a lot, and not just about coding!

Ann Meijer (Children Camps volunteer)

I really enjoyed helping out with the Easter Camp. It was a very rewarding experience seeing the kids have such fun and frolics, getting immersed in games, arts and crafts, music and an adventure to the local playcentre. Both children and leaders went home exhausted and happy, and feeling very much part of Trim Family Resource Centre.

Meet the Board

Ronan – Chair

Ronan Moore spent several years working with the Irish development agency Trócaire in West Africa, Ronan returned home to Meath and became a second-level school teacher in Navan. Living just outside Trim with his wife and three young children, Ronan got involved with the Trim FRC so he could continue to support community development work. Ronan is currently an elected representative for the Trim municipal district and Meath
County Council, as well as an author of children’s book. He is a keen runner, who loves to take a break from everything, striding down long country lanes.

Juracy – Vice Chair

Juracy Antunes Dantas Junyor is a CIPD, NRF, Board member and vice chair, currently the Head of HR at The Irish Tech Society is a solution-focused human resources professional, with a passion for matching individuals’ talents & abilities with
opportunities that not only optimize their skill sets, but also challenge them to continue to develop and move up in their desired career fields. Juracy has brought a broad educational background in Educational Management and Human Resources Management. He also speaks three languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English!

Gráinne - Secretary

Gráinne Dunne has spent the last 19 years working in Fundraising and Marketing with overseas development agency, Trócaire.  Having seen first-hand how communities come together in the worst of circumstances to support
each other, Gráinne was eager to become involved with the Trim FRC when approached by a board member. She believes in the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and that we all have an obligation to our
communities to ensure that nobody is left behind. Gráinne has spent most of her life in Trim and enjoys reading, writing and nature.

Eoin – Treasurer

Eoin Forrestal has spent 25 years working in the food service industry, initially training as a chef in leading Dublin restaurants before progressing to senior managerial positions. In recent years Eoin trained as a chartered accountant and is now the finance director for a large business operating across the UK, Ireland and France.
 Eoin has been living in Trim for 14 years and joined the FRC wanting to get to know more about the locality and to support local projects. In his spare time Eoin enjoys cycling, walking and spending as much time as
possible with his young family!

Cathy

Cathy Pierce is a civil servant with experience in Finances. She first got involved when she volunteered to help maintain the garden at Trim FRC. Then she was approached by a Board member when she showed an interest
in the great work that is done by Trim FRC to help others and became a member of the Board of Directors 3 years ago. Cathy has lived in Trim for the last 23 years and enjoys gardening walking her dog and music.

Joyce

Joyce Goode is a qualified Social Care Worker with 17 years experience in the sector.  Currently working in Residential Care with teenage boys in the Dublin area. She has a great passion for all things travel, Health and Fitness.  She spent 6 years living in England, 1yr in Dubai UAE as well as having worked in the USA in the Summer
Camps.  Having settled in the Longwood area for the past 5yrs it has become home to her and her family.  She became involved in Trim FRC as she has a keen interest in Community-Based Projects and felt her experience
in Social Care would be the right fit for helping to shape and develop an already amazing project.

Jacinta

Jacinta Kielty is a senior business executive with over 30 years’ experience in the lottery industry.  Born in County Sligo, she made the village of Summerhill her home with her family in 2000.  She has always been
interested in travel and sport in general but walking in particular and has completed numerous half marathons and a marathon, to raise money for charity. Jacinta has always been a strong believer in the importance of supporting charitable initiatives and has a track record in volunteering.

Chloe

Chloë Cass is a practising barrister at the Bar of Ireland. She has a mixed practice with a focus on personal injuries and family law. She is also a lecturer and a tutor in several institutions. She believes very strongly in the ethos of the Trim Family Resource Centre and the centring of the local community in the provision of services. Chloë loves writing, cooking and singing. She also enjoys travel when there isn’t a pandemic.

Mark

Mark Keane is a leader in the aviation industry, and a UK based airline pilot. Experienced in organisation operations and strategy, and with a passion for supporting people and teams, Mark joined the Trim FRC board to support
the projects community development objectives. Mark is currently a board member of the British Airline Pilots Association. Having originally lived in Connaught, Mark’s time is now split between Meath, London, and
Europe. Mark enjoys breaks by cooking dinner for family or walking with either his young family or parents’ dog.

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