Volunteer Ireland

Volunteer Ireland is the national volunteer development agency and a support body for all local Volunteer Centres in Ireland. Our vision is every person connected to and participating in their communities to build a better Irish society and we strive to achieve this through increasing awareness of, access to and quality in volunteering in Ireland.

Volunteer Ireland works to promote and celebrate volunteering in Ireland through campaigns such as National Volunteering Week and the Volunteer Ireland Awards. We support national volunteer involving organisations by offering bespoke training, consultancy and an extensive range of online guides and resources on engaging volunteers. Volunteer Ireland provides support to companies interested in engaging employees in volunteering whether it be through skills-based volunteering or hands-on projects called 'Team Impact Days'. We also offer a volunteer management service for large-scale events and festivals.

Volunteer Ireland develops and supports best practice in volunteering and Volunteer Centres, including the evaluation of Volunteer Centres according to a quality standard framework. Volunteer Ireland works collaboratively with the network of local Volunteer Centres in managing I-VOL (the national database of Irish volunteering opportunities and listings) and striving to achieve our shared objective of an Ireland where everyone who wants to, can volunteer.

World Region

Europe & Africa-Middle East

Services Offered

For individuals: 
  • Large Scale Events & Days of Service
  • Flexible Volunteer Opportunities (Calendar)
  • Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities
  • Pro-bono/skills-based
For Nonprofits: 
  • Volunteer Management Training
For Companies: 
  • Employee Volunteer Program Consulting
  • Volunteer Program Dev/Delivery
  • Training/Leadership Development
  • Pro-bono/Skills-based
General Services Offered : 
  • Volunteer Sector Research

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Terri O'Brien
Phone: 00353 1 636 9446


Terri O'Brien
00353 1 636 9446

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