National Volunteering Week 2024

27 May 2024

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The week of Monday 20th May was National Volunteering Week– and we’re so proud to see how our team showed up to bring value to our communities in so many different and impactful ways.

At TTM, we're deeply committed to making a positive impact. As we aim to triple our business size, we aspire to make ten times the valuable contribution to our communities. One of the ways we achieve this is by offering every internal TTM team member six fully paid days off each year to support causes they care about. So, here’s a look at what some of our team members got up to this National Volunteering Week.

Gardening Initiative at St Theresa’s Nursing Home

Several of our team members dedicated time to carry out garden maintenance at St Theresa’s Nursing Home in Kilrush, Clare. St Theresas provides short- and long-term care for elderly loved ones and its garden is an important part of the home-from-home environment enjoyed by residents. The St Theresa staff gave our team the warmest welcome and all involved rolled up their sleeves and got stuck into some clearing, digging, planting and weeding. In a mighty group effort, the garden was beautifully transformed - offering a lovely peaceful green space for residents to relax and enjoy nature. The St Theresa’s team even planted a ‘Volunteering Tree’ in our honour.

Collecting for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

Irish Guide Dogs enable people who are vision impaired to achieve greater independence and mobility and every donation to the charity helps change lives. To support this valuable cause and the training of the special four-legged friends, members of our team gave half a day to collect funds in Ennis town centre. €7,500 was raised in total.


TTM people understand the importance of local community and contributing to the greater good, for all. It’s part of our culture, and many of our team members go above and beyond to regularly volunteer their time and skills to various organisations and charities. We shine a Positive Impact Spotlight on some of their efforts:

Cathy Rynne – Administrator, HPO Division

Cathy found she had some free time and wanted to use it to support her community in some way. She contacted the Clare Volunteer Centre who sent her a list of organisations looking for volunteers, and aware of the valuable work they do, she chose the Samaritans:

I felt that the role that suited me best was Support Volunteer which means I contribute three hours a week. I began by answering emails and letters, ordering supplies and generating a weekly rota for the Listening Volunteers. I also updated and maintained their internal website. After two years I was appointed Treasurer for the Samaritans Ennis branch, with responsibilities for all financial transactions. I find my contribution to the work of the Samaritans very fulfilling, and I really enjoy meeting the amazing Volunteers every time I go to the branch.”

Kevin O’Malley –Business Systems Manager

Kevin is a powerhouse when it comes to giving back; he has immersed himself in many different local volunteer activities and initiatives. He enjoys contributing to local sport and coaches children in long jump at Ennis Track as well as coaching Under 11 and Under 12 boys in football at St Joseph’s Doora Barefield GAA Club. Kevin is also Chairperson and PRO for Clare Gaelic Masters Football Team – in charge of their communications and social media.

On the home-front Kevin is Vice Chair of Oakleigh Wood Residents Association, Ennis – responsible for maintaining the estate and publishing its quarterly newsletter. He is also an active member of Ennis Tidy Towns and makes sure he gets out there with his boys, collecting litter on the Tulla Road.

“I find volunteering incredibly rewarding. It gives me a sense of purpose and connection to the community. I would encourage everyone to find a cause they care about and get involved so they can experience the invaluable fulfilment that comes from giving back.”

Genevieve Boltman – Compliance Officer, Medical Division

Together with her husband, Genevieve dedicates what she calls ‘giving back days’ to support her local community and those who are less privileged. Their efforts range from preparing pots of healthy food and soup for those who are going without meals, to creating fun party packs for children.

We have a simple rule. We aim to make a difference in at least one person’s life every month. This could be by providing a warm bowl of soup, or putting a smile on a child’s face by giving them a special treat. There are so many ways we can all provide nourishment, comfort and care.”

We’re so proud of our team’s dedication, generous energy and community spirit. We thank everyone for the positive contributions they make.