Voluntary work is a good way to keep active, learn new skills and get involved in your local community. You may do some unpaid work as a volunteer and keep your social welfare payment. However, you must continue to meet all the conditions attached to your payment.
Your Intreo centre or social welfare local office or the section paying your social welfare payment will usually decide whether you can keep your social welfare payment and work as a volunteer.
For information on volunteering opportunities in Leitrim see www.volunteerinleitrim.ie
Or contact Bernie Donoghue, Community Development Worker on 071-9631715 or email Bernie@ldco.ie.