About Us

Volunteer Ireland is the national organisation that promotes, supports and advocates for volunteering in Ireland. We work with a range of stakeholders to make volunteering accessible, inclusive and of high quality. We build capacity in organisations and companies to create meaningful volunteering experiences. We celebrate volunteering and communicate its impact to Government and the wider public. We advocate for volunteering so that its value is recognised. We support the network of Volunteer Centres and work closely with them to ensure volunteering thrives at local and national level.

Our work is guided by our strategic plan 2023-2027, where we have identified five strategic goals:

  • Advocate for volunteering
  • Support the Volunteer Centres
  • Develop meaningful volunteering
  • Raise the profile of volunteering
  • Grow and sustain an excellent organisation, consistent with our values
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Our Vision

Our vision is an Ireland where volunteering thrives.

Our Values

Our values guide us and our work as an organisation.

For Organization

We place honesty and fairness at the centre of our activities and uphold the highest professional standards.

For Organization

We recognise and acknowledge the dignity, worth and potential of people and their ideas, experiences and talents.

For Organization

We challenge ourselves, bring innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do, to achieve the best outcomes for ourselves and all our stakeholders.

For Organization

We listen, seek and maintain partnerships, and actively participate in the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

International Affiliations

Volunteer Ireland is a member of the Centre for European Volunteering (CEV), the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) and Points of Light.

We work with volunteer infrastructure organisations and volunteer centres across Europe to research and advance volunteering and these projects are part funded by the European Union Erasmus Plus Programme.

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