In the thirty odd years that I have been involved in volunteering, I don't think we have needed that spirit of volunteerism more than we do now.
Today, I, along with my Green Party colleague, Minister Joe O'Brien, officially opened the new Kilkenny Volunteer Centre.
It was a morning of celebration for the team in the centre who opened their doors during a pandemic and now are supporting Ukrainian families who settle here .
We heard powerful testimonies of the experience of volunteers and how the centre has enabled their work. Comhgairdeas agus adh mór leis an foireann go léir.