Volunteer Ireland
Connecting Communities Through Volunteering
10:00
Would you like to grow and enhance your volunteering programme? The e-Voc online training programme is an opportunity to add a new dimension to your volunteers’ experiences. Would you like to invest more in your volunteers? The e-Voc online training
Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway
10:00
Developing an effective and positive volunteer culture can have real benefits for your organisation and this course helps will help you plot out the practical steps you need to take to create one.  At the end of the training session
Volunteer Ireland
10:00
Would you like to grow and enhance your volunteering programme? The e-Voc online training programme is an opportunity to add a new dimension to your volunteers’ experiences. Would you like to invest more in your volunteers? The e-Voc online training
Wisdom Centre, Sophia Housing
10:00
Would you like to grow and enhance your volunteering programme? The e-Voc online training programme is an opportunity to add a new dimension to your volunteers’ experiences. Would you like to invest more in your volunteers? The e-Voc online training
St. Angela's College Sligo
11:00
Interviewing candidates for volunteer roles is imperative to ensure you are selecting the most qualified person. A key outcome of conducting an interview is the acceptance and agreement of the volunteer applicant and the prospective volunteer manager. Without this significant screening
Online Webinar
00:00
International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows
Worldwide
10:00
We will address the purpose and benefits of developing a strategy specifically for volunteering within your organisation. You’ll learn what works well and consider the best approach to take. We’ll talk about how you can influence others and develop a
Volunteer Ireland
11:00
Suggesting that an organisation initiates performance reviews of volunteers is often met with resistance.  A growing number of Volunteer Managers are countering these perceptions, choosing instead to see mutual performance review as a reflection of the importance of volunteers in
Online Webinar
14:30
Screening doesn’t begin and end with Garda Vetting.  Screening continues throughout your engagement of the volunteer.  This session will explore the various methods of screening volunteers. You will gain an understanding of what screening is and identify which screening tools
Online Webinar
00:00
International Volunteer Day (IVD) December 5th is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels –
Worldwide
10:00
Volunteers who are well supported from the start are happy volunteers and happy volunteers are more likely to make a difference.  Support and supervision is a key element of the volunteer management cycle and when good procedures are in place
Volunteer Ireland
00:00
MICRO VOLUNTEERING DAY 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
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Day (IVD) December 5th is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels –
Worldwide
00:00
MICRO VOLUNTEERING DAY 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
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Day (IVD) December 5th is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels –
Worldwide
00:00
MICRO VOLUNTEERING DAY 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
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Day (IVD) December 5th is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels –
Worldwide
00:00
MICRO VOLUNTEERING DAY 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
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Day (IVD) December 5th is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels –
Worldwide
00:00
MICRO VOLUNTEERING DAY 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
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Day (IVD) December 5th is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels –
Worldwide
00:00
MICRO VOLUNTEERING DAY 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
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows
Worldwide
00:00
International Volunteer Day (IVD) December 5th is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels –
Worldwide
00:00
MICRO VOLUNTEERING DAY 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
Worldwide
Sep
19
Wed
2018
e-Voc Validation of Competencies Introduction workshop (Galway) @ Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway
Sep 19 @ 10:00 – 16:00
e-Voc Validation of Competencies Introduction workshop (Galway) @ Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway | Galway | County Galway | Ireland

Would you like to grow and enhance your volunteering programme?
The e-Voc online training programme is an opportunity to add a new dimension to your volunteers’ experiences.

Would you like to invest more in your volunteers?
The e-Voc online training programme will benefit your volunteers who would like to build their skills, engage in lifelong learning and engage more deeply in your valuable work.

Would you like your organisation to value your volunteers even more?
Through the e-Voc online training programme your organisation can measure and map its valuable work to national and international educational standards.

E-voc
A free new online training course on the validation of competences in the European voluntary sector.

This online training course includes content for 120 hours of e-learning and is divided into 4 units, following the technical specifications of the ECVET. As a volunteer manager participating in the online module you will grow your skills and also enhance your volunteer programme!

Content includes:

  • How your volunteers can use your training as a stepping stone into further education
  • How your volunteers can gain academic credit for being a volunteer with your organisation
  • How your training maps on to national standards

Learn more by joining us at one of our free workshops!  This workshops are delivered by the NUI Galway and Volunteer Ireland. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Attendees must bring a Wifi enabled laptop to the workshop.

This session will also include an interactive workshop to support the design of a part-time Certificate / Diploma in Volunteer Management and Leadership, accredited by NUI Galway to start in September 2019. This is an opportunity to reflect on your own professional development needs and to provide feedback on topics for the curriculum design that would be useful for Volunteer Managers.

Workshop Venues and Dates:

  • WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER: Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway, Distillery Road, Galway City, H91 RTR6
  • THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER: Wisdom Centre, Sophia Housing, Cork Street, Dublin 8, D08 YD91
  • FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER: St. Angela’s College Sligo, Clogherevagh, County Sligo, F91 C634
Sep
20
Thu
2018
Training: Developing a volunteer culture within your organisation @ Volunteer Ireland
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Training: Developing a volunteer culture within your organisation @ Volunteer Ireland | County Dublin | Ireland

Developing an effective and positive volunteer culture can have real benefits for your organisation and this course helps will help you plot out the practical steps you need to take to create one.  At the end of the training session you’ll be able to engage, empower and influence others to get support throughout your volunteer involving organisation.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
e-Voc Validation of Competencies Introduction workshop (Dublin) @ Wisdom Centre, Sophia Housing
Sep 27 @ 10:00 – 16:00
e-Voc Validation of Competencies Introduction workshop (Dublin) @ Wisdom Centre, Sophia Housing | County Dublin | Ireland

Would you like to grow and enhance your volunteering programme?
The e-Voc online training programme is an opportunity to add a new dimension to your volunteers’ experiences.

Would you like to invest more in your volunteers?
The e-Voc online training programme will benefit your volunteers who would like to build their skills, engage in lifelong learning and engage more deeply in your valuable work.

Would you like your organisation to value your volunteers even more?
Through the e-Voc online training programme your organisation can measure and map its valuable work to national and international educational standards.

E-voc
A free new online training course on the validation of competences in the European voluntary sector.

This online training course includes content for 120 hours of e-learning and is divided into 4 units, following the technical specifications of the ECVET. As a volunteer manager participating in the online module you will grow your skills and also enhance your volunteer programme!

Content includes:

  • How your volunteers can use your training as a stepping stone into further education
  • How your volunteers can gain academic credit for being a volunteer with your organisation
  • How your training maps on to national standards

Learn more by joining us at one of our free workshops!  This workshops are delivered by the NUI Galway and Volunteer Ireland. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Attendees must bring a Wifi enabled laptop to the workshop.

This session will also include an interactive workshop to support the design of a part-time Certificate / Diploma in Volunteer Management and Leadership, accredited by NUI Galway to start in September 2019. This is an opportunity to reflect on your own professional development needs and to provide feedback on topics for the curriculum design that would be useful for Volunteer Managers.

Sep
28
Fri
2018
e-Voc Validation of Competencies Introduction workshop (Sligo) @ St. Angela's College Sligo
Sep 28 @ 10:00 – 16:00
e-Voc Validation of Competencies Introduction workshop (Sligo) @ St. Angela's College Sligo | Saint angela's Campus | County Sligo | Ireland

Would you like to grow and enhance your volunteering programme?
The e-Voc online training programme is an opportunity to add a new dimension to your volunteers’ experiences.

Would you like to invest more in your volunteers?
The e-Voc online training programme will benefit your volunteers who would like to build their skills, engage in lifelong learning and engage more deeply in your valuable work.

Would you like your organisation to value your volunteers even more?
Through the e-Voc online training programme your organisation can measure and map its valuable work to national and international educational standards.

E-voc
A free new online training course on the validation of competences in the European voluntary sector.

This online training course includes content for 120 hours of e-learning and is divided into 4 units, following the technical specifications of the ECVET. As a volunteer manager participating in the online module you will grow your skills and also enhance your volunteer programme!

Content includes:

  • How your volunteers can use your training as a stepping stone into further education
  • How your volunteers can gain academic credit for being a volunteer with your organisation
  • How your training maps on to national standards

Learn more by joining us at one of our free workshops!  This workshops are delivered by the NUI Galway and Volunteer Ireland. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Attendees must bring a Wifi enabled laptop to the workshop.

This session will also include an interactive workshop to support the design of a part-time Certificate / Diploma in Volunteer Management and Leadership, accredited by NUI Galway to start in September 2019. This is an opportunity to reflect on your own professional development needs and to provide feedback on topics for the curriculum design that would be useful for Volunteer Managers.

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Training: Advancing your volunteer interviewing skills @ Online Webinar
Oct 11 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Training: Advancing your volunteer interviewing skills @ Online Webinar

Interviewing candidates for volunteer roles is imperative to ensure you are selecting the most qualified person. A key outcome of conducting an interview is the acceptance and agreement of the volunteer applicant and the prospective volunteer manager. Without this significant screening step, many misplaced or inappropriate volunteers begin to volunteer with the organisation.  In this session we’ll look at how to manage the interview process and give you the skills required for effective interviewing.

Nov
5
Mon
2018
Volunteering Event: International Volunteer Managers Day @ Worldwide
Nov 5 all-day

International Volunteer Managers Day logoInternational Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows an opportunity for them to educate others about the significant role they play in mobilizing the often complex resources volunteers bring with them.

Mission / Statement of Values

We celebrate the profession of volunteer leadership because:

  • Volunteer Managers have the skills and knowledge to help people be part of the solution in meeting community needs. Even in cynical times, they practice the art of the possible.
  • Volunteer Managers change lives — both the lives of volunteers themselves and of those served by well-led volunteers. It is a life-changing profession. Volunteer managers provide the leadership and direction that allows people to build a good and just society and to mend the social fabric. Without professional leadership, people’s time, talents and efforts could be wasted.
  • A well-run volunteer program shows the community, including potential donors, that the organization is not afraid of public scrutiny and involvement and endeavors to make the most efficient use of monetary assets.
  • Well-led volunteers become an advocacy and public relations force for an agency or program — a force no amount of money could buy.

2017 Theme – Be The Voice

Join our IVMDay 2017 campaign! Make your pledge to “Be The Voice!” for volunteer managers and demonstrate how we are agents and advocates of change for volunteers and volunteering. IVMDay Chairperson, Andy Fryar, kicking off the campaign Look who’s make a pledge to “Be The Voice!”: Make your personal pledge: Make your organizational pledge: Make your sector pledge: Please feel free to post your pledge via the ‘Get in Touch’ box below, or email your photos to andy@ozvpm.com

Get Resources for International Volunteer Managers Day from the IVMD web site.

Nov
8
Thu
2018
Training: Developing and leading a volunteer strategy @ Volunteer Ireland
Nov 8 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Training: Developing and leading a volunteer strategy @ Volunteer Ireland | County Dublin | Ireland

We will address the purpose and benefits of developing a strategy specifically for volunteering within your organisation. You’ll learn what works well and consider the best approach to take. We’ll talk about how you can influence others and develop a successful volunteering strategy for your organisation. We will give you support and direction to help you develop a strategy that is relevant for your organisation.

Nov
22
Thu
2018
Training: Mutual volunteer performance reviews @ Online Webinar
Nov 22 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Training: Mutual volunteer performance reviews @ Online Webinar

Suggesting that an organisation initiates performance reviews of volunteers is often met with resistance.  A growing number of Volunteer Managers are countering these perceptions, choosing instead to see mutual performance review as a reflection of the importance of volunteers in an organisation.

Training: Exploring the 10 steps of volunteer screening @ Online Webinar
Nov 22 @ 14:30 – 16:00
Training: Exploring the 10 steps of volunteer screening @ Online Webinar

Screening doesn’t begin and end with Garda Vetting.  Screening continues throughout your engagement of the volunteer.  This session will explore the various methods of screening volunteers. You will gain an understanding of what screening is and identify which screening tools best suit specific volunteer roles in your organisation.

Dec
5
Wed
2018
Volunteering Event: International Volunteer Day @ Worldwide
Dec 5 all-day

International Volunteer DayInternational Volunteer Day (IVD) December 5th is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels – to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Apart from mobilising thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme works closely with partners and governments to establish national volunteer programmes to create structures that foster and sustain local volunteerism in countries. Through the Online Volunteering service volunteers can take action for sustainable human development by supporting the activities of development organisations over the Internet.

The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

Apart from mobilising thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming.

Through the Online Volunteering service, volunteers can take action for sustainable human development by supporting the activities of development organizations over the Internet. Every day thousands of people are volunteering, online or on-site, contributing to peace and development, working to achieve the MDGs and engaging people to shape the sustainable development agenda.