New Volunteer Centres in 8 Counties: Get Involved!

Volunteer Ireland is delighted to announce that eight counties will have a full service Volunteer Centre in 2020. The Volunteer Centre will help people who want to volunteer in their community to find suitable volunteer roles and will help local organisations to recruit volunteers. It will also provide a range of other services including Garda vetting and training in volunteer management.

The eight counties that have not had a full Volunteer Centre and are now finally getting one are Cavan, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Laois, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford and Wexford. To date, these counties have had a Volunteering Information Service operating with very limited time and staff resources, aiming to simply maintain a website and access to the national volunteering database I-VOL. This has been made possible thanks to funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development.

We are now looking for people to get involved as we establish these new Volunteer Centres. Look for your county below to find out how you can register for an upcoming public meeting and learn more about becoming a board trustee of your local Volunteer Centre. You can learn more about what a Volunteer Centre does here.

Kilkenny

Public meeting took place Monday 30th September at 4.30pm in the Rivercourt Hotel

Learn more about joining the board of Kilkenny Volunteer Centre

Laois

Public meeting took place on Thursday 10th October at 4.30pm in the Midlands Park Hotel

Learn more about joining the board of Laois Volunteer Centre

Leitrim

Register for public meeting – Wednesday 16th October at 4.30pm in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon

Learn more about joining the board of Leitrim Volunteer Centre

Offaly

Register for public meeting – Monday 21st October at 4.30pm in the Tullamore Court Hotel

Learn more about joining the board of Offaly Volunteer Centre

Roscommon

Public meeting took place on Tuesday 15th October at 4.30pm in the Abbey Hotel

Learn more about joining the board of Roscommon Volunteer Centre

Waterford

Register for public meeting – Wednesday 23rd October at 4.30pm in the Tower Hotel

Learn more about joining the board of Waterford Volunteer Centre

Wexford

Public meeting took place on Monday 7th October at 4.30pm in Clayton Whites Hotel

Learn more about joining the board of Wexford Volunteer Centre