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 takes place on Tuesday 26th November at 4.30pm in Thomastown Community Centre

Laois

Public meeting takes place on Monday 2nd December at 4.30pm in Portarlington Community Centre

Leitrim

Public meeting takes place on Wednesday 20th November at 4.30pm in the Bee Line Community Centre, Manorhamilton

Offaly

Public meeting takes place on Tuesday 3rd December at 4.30pm in the County Arms Hotel, Birr

Roscommon

Public meeting takes place on Thursday 21st November at 4.30pm in the King House Historical and Cultural Centre, Boyle

Waterford

Public meeting takes place on Wednesday 27th November at 4.30pm in Dungarvan Park Hotel

Wexford

Public meeting takes place on Thursday 28th November at 4.30pm in Loch Garman Arms Hotel