Each year across Ireland, National Volunteering Week includes a range of events, stories and videos that showcase all that is great about volunteering. The theme for National Volunteering Week 2024 is 'Uniquely Us!'

National Volunteering Week is a weeklong celebration of volunteering. Along with the network of Volunteer Centres, Volunteer 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.


This year’s National Volunteering Week theme is ‘Uniquely Us’. We truly believe that celebrating, not just accommodating, the uniqueness of our volunteers makes our communities stronger and more connected. This National Volunteering Week we are exploring the diversity of volunteers who make Ireland what it is. No matter your age, race, abilities, or status, we honor your place in the community and the volunteering that you, uniquely, do.  


Get involved

We’ll be releasing details about National Volunteering Week 2024 soon, but in the meantime, here are a few ways you can get involved:

  • Gather stories of volunteers to share on your social channels during National Volunteering Week.
  • Plan an event – could you give your volunteers 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.

Resources to celebrate!

Download logos and resources that you can use to celebrate and promote National Volunteering Week in your community or organisation.