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ActiveLink -  Activelink works with non profit organisations to develop online communications in the public interest, to promote action and participation and to foster the sharing of ideas, experience and information for a better world. Great place to post and find events, jobs and volunteer opportunities relating to the voluntary sector

Boardmatch Ireland -   provides a free service that matches non profit boards with skilled and experienced volunteers

Business in the Community (BITC) - focus on developing innovative community involvement and corporate responsibility services.

Citizens Information Board -   The Citizen’s Information board is the national agency responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy on social services to the public.

Community Knowledge Initiative / ALIVE, NUI Galway -  This initiative hopes to place communities at the centre of debate and educate students for civic engagement.

Data Protection Commissioner -  Voluntary organisations gathering volunteer information should consider registering with the Data Protection Act.

Department of Environment Community and Local Government - Department with responsibility for Volunteering in Ireland and core funders of Volunteer Ireland.

EIL Ireland -   EIL Intercultural Learning is the Irish National Office of the worldwide organisation EIL (The Experiment in International Living). Their volunteer programme combines community service projects with language training and home stay opportunities in 14 countries.

Junior Chamber International -   They organise local community projects.

National Spring Clean - Ireland’s most popular and most recognised anti-litter initiative. April is National Spring Clean month. As a volunteer you can organise a cleanup or join an existing cleanup in your area.

National Youth Council of Ireland - Representative body for voluntary youth organisations in Ireland.

Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards -  Pramerica Spirit of Community Award recognises post primary, secondary-level students from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for community service activities.

President’s Award / Gaisce -   The President’s Award is Ireland’s very own National Challenge Award, a challenge from the President of Ireland, to Ireland’s youth (15-25 year olds)… the nation’s future.

The Wheel -  a national network connecting Community and Voluntary organisations across Ireland.

Vodafone Foundation’s ’World of Difference’ initiative - The programme offers up to four Irish residents the opportunity to work with a charity of their choice in Ireland with a year’s salary.

Volunteering Options -  This site has been developed as part of Comhlamh’s Volunteering Options programme and funded by Development Cooperation Ireland. Young Social Innovators

Léargas -  Is the national agency for the European Voluntary Service.

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