Volunteer Ireland
Connecting Communities Through Volunteering
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Microvolunteering Day is a unique opportunity for microvolunteering platforms, volunteer involved organisations & individuals to join together in a synchronised effort to demonstrate the empowering potential of the microvolunteering concept. It is primarily aimed at: engaging individuals in microvoluntering tasks inspiring organisations to
Worldwide
14:15
Microvolunteering Day is recognised every year on April 15th and promotes awareness of the microvolunteering concept and how it can enable worthy causes and individuals to better the world via bite-sized actions. It is a unique opportunity for dedicated microvolunteering
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. Please note that these small groups
Online Webinar
09:00
The National Volunteer Management Conference is essential to anyone who manages volunteers as part of their role or those who want to learn more about volunteer management in the Community & Voluntary and Corporate Sectors. This year, the conference will
Online conference
09:00
The National Volunteer Management Conference is essential to anyone who manages volunteers as part of their role or those who want to learn more about volunteer management in the Community & Voluntary and Corporate Sectors. This year, the conference will
Online conference
11:00
In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t? At the end of this session, you will have oversight of the legislation and the practical steps of Garda
Online Webinar
00:00
Last year, a group of sector representatives came together to lay the foundations for a brand-new campaign, which would showcase the incredible value and impact of the charity and community sector to the public. The group included Boardmatch, Charities Institute Ireland,
Online consultation
00:00
Last year, a group of sector representatives came together to lay the foundations for a brand-new campaign, which would showcase the incredible value and impact of the charity and community sector to the public. The group included Boardmatch, Charities Institute Ireland,
Online consultation
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. Please note that these small groups
Online Webinar
00:00
Last year, a group of sector representatives came together to lay the foundations for a brand-new campaign, which would showcase the incredible value and impact of the charity and community sector to the public. The group included Boardmatch, Charities Institute Ireland,
Online consultation
11:00
Many challenges face Volunteer Involving Organisations, primarily these are around the delivery of face-to-face services by volunteers. While you may be exploring alternative forms of volunteering such as virtual volunteering you should now take the time to also explore delivering
Online Webinar
00:00
Last year, a group of sector representatives came together to lay the foundations for a brand-new campaign, which would showcase the incredible value and impact of the charity and community sector to the public. The group included Boardmatch, Charities Institute Ireland,
Online consultation
00:00
Last year, a group of sector representatives came together to lay the foundations for a brand-new campaign, which would showcase the incredible value and impact of the charity and community sector to the public. The group included Boardmatch, Charities Institute Ireland,
Online consultation
11:00
Join our monthly coffee break for CSR professionals and other corporate sector employees interested in discussing and exploring the area of Employee Volunteering. The session is an opportunity to network with others who are responsible for employee engagement programmes, hear
Online webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. Please note that these small groups
Online Webinar
11:00
In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of safeguarding young people and vulnerable persons. Times of emergency are not a time to be complacent in terms of safeguarding and we must protect those who are most vulnerable
Online Webinar
11:00
In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t? At the end of this session, you will have oversight of the legislation and the practical steps of Garda
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. Please note that these small groups
Online Webinar
10:00
Measuring the impact of volunteering activities is increasingly important as the demand for organisations to evidence impact and outcomes becomes greater. The Volunteer Impact Assessment Toolkit (VIAT) provides information and customisable tools, which organisations of all sizes can use to
Online Webinar
11:00
Join our monthly coffee break for CSR professionals and other corporate sector employees interested in discussing and exploring the area of Employee Volunteering. The session is an opportunity to network with others who are responsible for employee engagement programmes, hear
Online webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. Please note that these small groups
Online Webinar
10:00
The e-learning has been designed to help volunteer involving organisations identify gaps in their current volunteer management practices. Participants should be currently engaging volunteers in their organisation to enable them to get the most from the course. The course is
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. Please note that these small groups
Online Webinar
11:00
In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t? At the end of this session, you will have oversight of the legislation and the practical steps of Garda
Online Webinar
11:00
Join our monthly coffee break for CSR professionals and other corporate sector employees interested in discussing and exploring the area of Employee Volunteering. The session is an opportunity to network with others who are responsible for employee engagement programmes, hear
Online webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. Please note that these small groups
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. Please note that these small groups
Online Webinar
11:00
Join our monthly coffee break for CSR professionals and other corporate sector employees interested in discussing and exploring the area of Employee Volunteering. The session is an opportunity to network with others who are responsible for employee engagement programmes, hear
Online webinar
11:00
Join our monthly coffee break for CSR professionals and other corporate sector employees interested in discussing and exploring the area of Employee Volunteering. The session is an opportunity to network with others who are responsible for employee engagement programmes, hear
Online webinar
11:00
In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t? At the end of this session, you will have oversight of the legislation and the practical steps of Garda
Online Webinar
Apr
15
Thu
2021
Volunteering Event: Global Microvolunteering Day @ Worldwide
Apr 15 all-day

Join in and Celebrate Microvolunteering Day 2021

Micro Volunteering DayMicrovolunteering Day is a unique opportunity for microvolunteering platforms, volunteer involved organisations & individuals to join together in a synchronised effort to demonstrate the empowering potential of the microvolunteering concept. It is primarily aimed at:

  • engaging individuals in microvoluntering tasks
  • inspiring organisations to embrace the idea
  • stimulating discussion on the concept
  • sharing photos + stories via #Microday!

Microvolunteering Day is recognised every year on April 15th and promotes awareness of the microvolunteering concept and how it can enable worthy causes and individuals to better the world via bite-sized actions.

It is a unique opportunity for dedicated microvolunteering platforms, volunteer-involving organisations and individuals to join together in a synchronised effort to promote their contributions and demonstrate the power and potential of the microvolunteering concept.

So what is microvolunteering? There’s a few definitions out there, but the most generic one is:

“bite-sized, on-demand, no commitment actions that benefit a worthy cause”

 

The term ‘microvolunteering’ was popularised in 2008 by The Extraordinaries (now Skills For Change), where the concept has since grown in stature and momentum to become a global force for matching up people who want to put the spare moments in their lives to more impactful use, with worthy causes who need a small volunteering task completed.

e-learning: Fundamentals of developing microvolunteering @ Online Webinar
Apr 15 @ 14:15 – 16:15

Fundamentals of MircovolunteeringMicrovolunteering Day is recognised every year on April 15th and promotes awareness of the microvolunteering concept and how it can enable worthy causes and individuals to better the world via bite-sized actions.

It is a unique opportunity for dedicated microvolunteering platforms, volunteer-involving organisations and individuals to join together in a synchronised effort to promote their contributions and demonstrate the power and potential of the microvolunteering concept.

In this e-learning we will explore all aspects of microvolunteering and help you explore how you might introduce roles to engage a broader and more diverse pool of volunteers.

Find out more about Microvolunteering day

Book your place on this e-learning course now

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Join in and Celebrate Microvolunteering Day 2021

Apr
16
Fri
2021
e-learning: Volunteer Manager’s Coffee Break @ Online Webinar
Apr 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Volunteer Manager's Coffee BreakGrab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get.

Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. Please note that these small groups will be participant-led, so please come prepared to share and ask questions.

Who is this Coffee Break for?
This online event is aimed at all Volunteer Managers (paid and unpaid, from Ireland and overseas) who engage volunteers in their organisations.

The Coffee Break takes place online using the Zoom platform.  These online sessions take place every second Friday at 11.00 (Irish time).

Register now (limited numbers per session to ensure everyone gets to interact!). You can register for multiple events now, you will get reminders before the event.

 

Apr
21
Wed
2021
e-learning: National Volunteer Management Conference 2021 @ Online conference
Apr 21 @ 09:00 – 14:00

National Volunteer Management Conference 2021

The National Volunteer Management Conference is essential to anyone who manages volunteers as part of their role or those who want to learn more about volunteer management in the Community & Voluntary and Corporate Sectors.

This year, the conference will take place online on the mornings of Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd April 2021.

The conference will see the launch of the National Volunteering Strategy presented by the Department of Rural and Community Development. During our plenary sessions, we will be treated to keynotes from Rob Jackson (UK), Chris Millora (Philippines) and Anshu Gupta (India) and Mark Prendergast (Ireland).

Ten Masterclasses and ‘In Conversation With’ sessions are scheduled this year. You will have the opportunity to explore – amongst others – the importance of valuing volunteer management, how to boost your grant applications with a well-run volunteer programme along with insights into corporate and community collaborations in the past year.

The full programme is available here: National Volunteer Management Conference Programme

To register for the Conference, please click below:

Get Early Bird Tickets Now...

About the Conference

Download the Programme for the National Volunteer Management ConferenceThe National Volunteer Management Conference enables and enhances volunteering through the promotion of best practice in volunteer management.

The conference provides the opportunity for volunteer managers to spend some quality time on personal development, networking with colleagues and participating in a host of motivating masterclasses and discussions focused on volunteer recruitment, retention, training, support and management.

This event is essential to anyone who manages volunteers as part of their role (paid or unpaid) or anyone interested in volunteer engagement in the Community & Voluntary Sector or the Corporate Sector.  Attendees are welcome from Ireland and overseas.

Event Partner: BHP Insurance

Event Partner: BHP Insurance

Apr
22
Thu
2021
e-learning: National Volunteer Management Conference 2021 @ Online conference
Apr 22 @ 09:00 – 14:00

National Volunteer Management Conference 2021

The National Volunteer Management Conference is essential to anyone who manages volunteers as part of their role or those who want to learn more about volunteer management in the Community & Voluntary and Corporate Sectors.

This year, the conference will take place online on the mornings of Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd April 2021.

The conference will see the launch of the National Volunteering Strategy presented by the Department of Rural and Community Development. During our plenary sessions, we will be treated to keynotes from Rob Jackson (UK), Chris Millora (Philippines) and Anshu Gupta (India) and Mark Prendergast (Ireland).

Ten Masterclasses and ‘In Conversation With’ sessions are scheduled this year. You will have the opportunity to explore – amongst others – the importance of valuing volunteer management, how to boost your grant applications with a well-run volunteer programme along with insights into corporate and community collaborations in the past year.

The full programme is available here: National Volunteer Management Conference Programme

To register for the Conference, please click below:

Get Early Bird Tickets Now...

About the Conference

Download the Programme for the National Volunteer Management ConferenceThe National Volunteer Management Conference enables and enhances volunteering through the promotion of best practice in volunteer management.

The conference provides the opportunity for volunteer managers to spend some quality time on personal development, networking with colleagues and participating in a host of motivating masterclasses and discussions focused on volunteer recruitment, retention, training, support and management.

This event is essential to anyone who manages volunteers as part of their role (paid or unpaid) or anyone interested in volunteer engagement in the Community & Voluntary Sector or the Corporate Sector.  Attendees are welcome from Ireland and overseas.

Event Partner: BHP Insurance

Event Partner: BHP Insurance

Apr
27
Tue
2021
e-learning: Fundamentals of Garda Vetting Volunteers @ Online Webinar
Apr 27 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Fundamentals of Garda Vetting webinarIn this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t? At the end of this session, you will have oversight of the legislation and the practical steps of Garda Vetting volunteers (and employees) correctly and legally within your organisation.

Topics covered will include:

  • Legal requirements for Vetting – who needs to be vetted, who doesn’t?
  • How to register for Garda Vetting
  • How to complete forms correctly and use the online system
  • How to assess which roles get vetted in your organisation
  • Avoiding common mistakes

This course is delivered on multiple dates, please check the training calendar for other dates.

Apr
29
Thu
2021
Online Consultation: Campaign Townhall Meeting @ Online consultation
Apr 29 all-day

Last year, a group of sector representatives came together to lay the foundations for a brand-new campaign, which would showcase the incredible value and impact of the charity and community sector to the public. The group included Boardmatch, Charities Institute Ireland, Disability Federation of Ireland, Dóchas, The Wheel, and Volunteer Ireland.

Since then, we are delighted to announce that we have secured funding from The Community Foundation for Ireland via its RTÉ does Comic Relief Fund to roll out this campaign nationwide.

This is a long-term campaign, which we envisage being delivered in various phases over the coming years. Every step of the way, we will support and equip staff and volunteers to raise their voice and shine a light on the incredible contribution of our sector across the country. From taking part in social media campaigns, attending training, and advocating with policy makers – the campaign will be multifaceted and practical.

We will conduct research into public opinion and sentiment towards the broad charity and community sector, and also consult at length within the sector itself. This will provide us with the material and insight to build a united campaign concept, messaging and brand informed by the lived experience of the sector on the ground while also addressing any information gaps or misconceptions the general public may hold.

The campaign will focus on elevating the story of the sector’s work so as to increase public understanding of what we do and why it is so important. To support this, the campaign will develop tailored training for the sector to upskill staff and volunteers in the areas of effective communications and storytelling.

We have been hard at work developing the foundations and the research base for this campaign. But before we go any further, we are eager to hear from our most important partners: YOU – the staff and volunteers in the sector.

Please join us for one of the meetings to hear more about the campaign concept and to give your input at a Q&A session. Together we can shape the campaign the sector needs.

How to register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and Zoom details will be sent to you closer to the day.  Simply click on your preferred date below and fill in the short RSVP form. Please note that all sessions are the same, so you don’t need to attend more than one.

 

CFI

Apr
30
Fri
2021
Online Consultation: Campaign Townhall Meeting @ Online consultation
Apr 30 all-day

Last year, a group of sector representatives came together to lay the foundations for a brand-new campaign, which would showcase the incredible value and impact of the charity and community sector to the public. The group included Boardmatch, Charities Institute Ireland, Disability Federation of Ireland, Dóchas, The Wheel, and Volunteer Ireland.

Since then, we are delighted to announce that we have secured funding from The Community Foundation for Ireland via its RTÉ does Comic Relief Fund to roll out this campaign nationwide.

This is a long-term campaign, which we envisage being delivered in various phases over the coming years. Every step of the way, we will support and equip staff and volunteers to raise their voice and shine a light on the incredible contribution of our sector across the country. From taking part in social media campaigns, attending training, and advocating with policy makers – the campaign will be multifaceted and practical.

We will conduct research into public opinion and sentiment towards the broad charity and community sector, and also consult at length within the sector itself. This will provide us with the material and insight to build a united campaign concept, messaging and brand informed by the lived experience of the sector on the ground while also addressing any information gaps or misconceptions the general public may hold.

The campaign will focus on elevating the story of the sector’s work so as to increase public understanding of what we do and why it is so important. To support this, the campaign will develop tailored training for the sector to upskill staff and volunteers in the areas of effective communications and storytelling.

We have been hard at work developing the foundations and the research base for this campaign. But before we go any further, we are eager to hear from our most important partners: YOU – the staff and volunteers in the sector.

Please join us for one of the meetings to hear more about the campaign concept and to give your input at a Q&A session. Together we can shape the campaign the sector needs.

How to register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and Zoom details will be sent to you closer to the day.  Simply click on your preferred date below and fill in the short RSVP form. Please note that all sessions are the same, so you don’t need to attend more than one.

 

CFI

e-learning: Volunteer Manager’s Coffee Break @ Online Webinar
Apr 30 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Volunteer Manager's Coffee BreakGrab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get.

Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. Please note that these small groups will be participant-led, so please come prepared to share and ask questions.

Who is this Coffee Break for?
This online event is aimed at all Volunteer Managers (paid and unpaid, from Ireland and overseas) who engage volunteers in their organisations.

The Coffee Break takes place online using the Zoom platform.  These online sessions take place every second Friday at 11.00 (Irish time).

Register now (limited numbers per session to ensure everyone gets to interact!). You can register for multiple events now, you will get reminders before the event.

 

May
5
Wed
2021
Online Consultation: Campaign Townhall Meeting @ Online consultation
May 5 all-day

Last year, a group of sector representatives came together to lay the foundations for a brand-new campaign, which would showcase the incredible value and impact of the charity and community sector to the public. The group included Boardmatch, Charities Institute Ireland, Disability Federation of Ireland, Dóchas, The Wheel, and Volunteer Ireland.

Since then, we are delighted to announce that we have secured funding from The Community Foundation for Ireland via its RTÉ does Comic Relief Fund to roll out this campaign nationwide.

This is a long-term campaign, which we envisage being delivered in various phases over the coming years. Every step of the way, we will support and equip staff and volunteers to raise their voice and shine a light on the incredible contribution of our sector across the country. From taking part in social media campaigns, attending training, and advocating with policy makers – the campaign will be multifaceted and practical.

We will conduct research into public opinion and sentiment towards the broad charity and community sector, and also consult at length within the sector itself. This will provide us with the material and insight to build a united campaign concept, messaging and brand informed by the lived experience of the sector on the ground while also addressing any information gaps or misconceptions the general public may hold.

The campaign will focus on elevating the story of the sector’s work so as to increase public understanding of what we do and why it is so important. To support this, the campaign will develop tailored training for the sector to upskill staff and volunteers in the areas of effective communications and storytelling.

We have been hard at work developing the foundations and the research base for this campaign. But before we go any further, we are eager to hear from our most important partners: YOU – the staff and volunteers in the sector.

Please join us for one of the meetings to hear more about the campaign concept and to give your input at a Q&A session. Together we can shape the campaign the sector needs.

How to register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and Zoom details will be sent to you closer to the day.  Simply click on your preferred date below and fill in the short RSVP form. Please note that all sessions are the same, so you don’t need to attend more than one.

 

CFI