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National Volunteering Week Events

Ever thought about volunteering but never taken the next step? This National Volunteering Week, Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services across the country are hosting open days, coffee mornings, outreaches and drop ins. Check the list below to see what your local centre is up to. 

Cork Volunteer Centre

Open Day - Monday 15th May

- 10-11.30am: New  Volunteers
- 12-1.30pm: I am a Volunteer
- 3-4.30pm: Welcome To Cork 

Outreach in the City - Wednesday 17th May

- 10-12am - Cork City Library
- 2-4pm - St Paul's Mall

Celebrate your Volunteer - Friday 19th May

4pm-6.30pm - Venue TBC


Carlow Volunteer Centre

Outreach Day - Thursday 18th May
11am - 2pm - Fairgreen Shopping Centre


Donegal Volunteer Centre

Open Day - Tuesday 16th May
12pm - 3pm 


Dublin Volunteer Centres (Dublin City, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Fingal, South Dublin)

Dublin Volunteer Management Seminar - Wednesday 15th May
9.30am - 4pm - Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin 8

Register here

Dublin City Volunteer Centre

2 Events - Tuesday 16th May
11 to 12:30:  Volunteering while Learning English – Dublin City Volunteer Centre, Unit 4, Whitefriars, Aungier Street, Dublin 2 – Registration required. Contact

11 to 1: Experience Counts: Coffee Morning for adults 50+. Drop-in to this Coffee Morning for Adults 50+ seeking volunteering to learn about opportunities available in Dublin City. Meet other volunteers, get some support for your search and share your volunteering stories. Dublin Central Mission, 9c Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Refreshments provided. Facebook:

Volunteer Power Station - Thursday 18th May
6-8pm - Third Space, 53 Aungier Street, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2.
A social meet-up to mix and mingle with past, present and future volunteers in Dublin City. Chat with a Placement Officer to help focus your search. 10% discount available. Facebook:

Coffee Morning/Open Day - Thursday 18th May
11am - 1pm


Fingal Volunteer Centre

National Volunteering Week Launch - Monday 15th May
6.30pm - 8pm - The Atrium, County Hall, Swords, Main Street

Volunteer Expo - Thursday 18th May
11am - 4pm - Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Upper Mall

National Volunteering Week Clean Up - Saturday 20th May


Galway Volunteer Centre

Drop in – Monday 15th May

6pm – 8pm – Galway Volunteer Centre

2 Events – Tuesday 16th May

11am – 1pm – Garda Vetting Workshop
2.30pm- 4.30pm – ‘Breathing Life Into Fundraising’ – Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

2 Events – Wednesday 17th May

6pm – 8pm – Drop In - Galway Volunteer Centre
2.30pm – 4.30pm – Volunteer Management Workshop – Developing Attractive Volunteer Roles


Leitrim Volunteering Information Service

Coffee Morning - Wednesday 17th May

11am - 1pm - The Bush Hotel - Volunteers and organisations welcome!


Longford Volunteer Centre

Coffee Morning - Thursday 18th May

10.30am - 12pm - Longford Volunteer Centre, Earl St.

Open Day - Thursday 18th May 

12.30pm - 2pm - Longford Shopping Centre


Louth Volunteer Centre

Do Good Feel Good: Volunteer Leadership Seminar - Tuesday 16th May
Bellingham Castle, 11am – 1pm

Sometimes it's not just about doing good - it's about knowing you are doing good - and that's what makes us feel good. The Do Good Feel Good Volunteer Leadership Seminar provides volunteer leaders with the space to step back, consider best practice in volunteer management and have some fun!
This event is FREE, but pre-booking is essential. Closing date for booking is Tuesday, May 9th. Register for your ticket at

Open Day - Thursday 18th May
- 10am - 1pm - Louth Volunteer Centre, Drogheda
- 10am - 1pm - Dundalk County Council Offices
- 10am - 1pm - Ardee Library


Mayo Volunteer Centre

Open Day - Tuesday 16th May
All day - Ballina Office, Cathedral Road, Ballina

Coffee Morning - Thursday 18th May
11 am – 1 pm - Le Cheile Family Resource Centre, Tucker St, Castlebar

Staff Volunteering Info Day - Friday 19th May
Allergen, Westport (private event)


Monaghan Volunteer Centre

Coffee Morning/Open Day - Thursday 18th May
10am - 4pm (Tea and cake served at 11am) - Monaghan Integrated Development Office, North Road, Monaghan.


Sligo Volunteer Centre

Headstart Expo - Tuesday 16th May
10am - 4pm - The Glasshouse Hotel, Swan Point

Volunteering is a valuable way for people to network and gain experience to enhance career prospects. For one day only, Sligo Volunteer Centre is hosting the Headstart Expo filled with practical workshops, speakers and stands from local voluntary groups. This event is free so RSVP to book your spot! For more info see

Open Day - Thursday 18th May
All day


South Dublin County Volunteer Centre

Outreach Event - Friday 19th May
10.30am - 4pm - The Square Shopping Centre


Westmeath Volunteer Centre

Open Morning/Afternoon - Thursday 18th May
- 10am - 12pm - Open Morning - Athlone
- 2pm - 4pm - Open Afternoon - Mullingar



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