Volunteering at ECU

The credit union movement is built upon the efforts of thousands of volunteers who give freely of their time and skills to their credit unions in the spirit of cooperation. Enniscorthy Credit Union has a team of volunteers with the skills and knowledge to lead and manage that credit union. Enniscorthy Credit Union's Board of Directors and Committees are made up of volunteers, that are members of our credit union and our community.  This is what makes Enniscorthy Credit Union so special, it is people helping people, member helping member.

Enniscorthy Credit Union has been in existence now for over 50 years and has become one of the largest Community Based Credit Unions in the country with assets in excess of €170 million and employing over 50 members of staff. Enniscorthy Credit Union is a very busy credit union with over 31,000 members throughout our common Bond which stretches across County Wexford, with our sub-offices in Ballymurn, Murrintown and Taghmon as well as our main Office at Abbey Square, Enniscorthy.

An individual can develop both personally and professionally by volunteering.

The benefits of credit union volunteering include:

  • Gain skills and experience in a senior role of a professional financial service provider
  • Education and training
  • Personal development
  • Meet new people from the community
  • Work on developmental and business projects
  • Give something back to the community

The credit union committees offer an excellent starting point for new volunteers. These committees provide experience, learning and an active role within the credit union. Once a volunteer has served the credit union at committee level for a period of time, and training needs have been identified and addressed, you can move into a director or supervisor position.

Why people volunteer:

  • To learn new skills
  • To develop new interests
  • To increase employability
  • To use professional skills
  • To increase self-confidence
  • To have a purpose, sense of achievement
  • To do something they enjoy
  • To make a difference, a desire to help others
  • To give back, for example when a family member has benefited from the organisation
  • To meet new people, have a sense of belonging or community
  • When asked by someone they value
  • They hold the organisation and its ethos in high esteem

Do you have some spare time available and would like to volunteer?

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

If you would like more information on volunteering in Enniscorthy Credit Union please contact our Acting Manager, Liam Waters on 087 2693799 or email us on info@enniscorthycu.ie. We can provide information detailing the sort of time outlay involved, the benefits of volunteering in such an organisation, and the fitness and probity requirement etc. or any other question.

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