Each year across the country, National Volunteering Week see a range of events, stories and videos to showcase all that is great about volunteering. National Volunteering Week 2023 will take place from 15th - 21st May.

National Volunteering Week is a week long celebration of volunteering. Along with the network of Volunteer Centres, Vounteer Ireland uses National Volunteering Week to amplify the incredible stories of volunteering in our communities through social and traditional media. It’s a week full of events, both online and in person, with everything from yoga to coffee mornings to seminars on offer.

We’ll be releasing more details on the plans for NVW 2023 soon but in the meantime, here are a few things you can do:

  • Gather stories of volunteers to share on your social channels during NVW.
  • Plan an event – could you provide your volunteers with an opportunity to upskill? Maybe a social coffee morning or afternoon tea for volunteers to get together.
  • Think of ways you can show appreciation for your volunteers. We have lots of ideas here on our website like throwing a thank you party, making recognition certificates or showing volunteers the impact they have through numbers.

Get involved!

Whether you're a volunteer or an organisation, there are lots of ways you can get involved and celebrate during National Volunteering Week.