Under the Rainbow
Do I have got some good news! I have finally found an organization, in line with my Giving Back Values, for me to donate my time and energy to.
Under The Rainbow is an Irish inclusive social enterprise founded by Gillian Fagan, Dermot McCarthy and Philippa Ryder. They are united by their activism for human rights and equality and their vision is a world where people can truly be themselves and where people are celebrated for their differences.
I got connected with Gillian through a meeting from The Networking Hub. As she was speaking about Under The Rainbow, I had a light bulb moment and knew that I had to connect with her and learn more. After a wonderful conversation I decided to join Under The Rainbow as a volunteer. Because it's all very new, I still have to figure out how I can best support them, but I'm very excited to get going and to learn more about the organization and the people. I'm also very grateful that they have welcomed me into their organization with open arms.
For me, giving back works two ways. It starts with a desire to helping other people, but it always ends up helping me too. I get so much out of it in terms of personal fulfilment, growth, meeting new people, learning new things and so much more. I would recommend it to anyone. Figure out what you are passionate about and just go for it. I’ll guaranty you it’s worth it.
If you'd like to find out more about the great work Under The Rainbow is already doing, check out www.undertherainbow.ie or give me a shout, and I'll be happy to talk to you as soon as I find out all the ins and outs.