Volunteer Ireland
Connecting Communities Through Volunteering
10:00
Volunteers play a key role in making festivals and events a success. They can fulfil a range of roles: managing your social media, welcoming your guests, finding sponsors or capturing video footage of your event allowing you to promote the
Volunteer Ireland
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
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
10:00
The  2019 Volunteer Impact Users Day which will be held on Monday 15th April in the Volunteer Ireland Offices. Tony Goodrow, Better Impact CEO will be joining us to educate all current users on all the latest developments and also give you a chance to have any
Volunteer Ireland
13:00
Volunteer Impact is cloud based volunteer management software that makes engaging with, and managing volunteers, both efficient and effective.  Volunteer Impact helps to streamline the volunteer application process, integrate the recruitment process with your organisation’s web site, track your volunteers’ skills, outputs
Volunteer Ireland
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
11:00
Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the national quality standard for volunteer management. The online webinar session will give an overview of the nine Indicators in the quality standards, outline the accreditation process and highlight key elements your volunteer programme will
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
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
The International Association for Volunteer Effort is pleased to announce the United Arab Emirates as the host country of the 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference. After a rigorous selection process, the Emirates Foundation in Abu Dhabi has been chosen as the
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
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
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
Feb
28
Thu
2019
Training: Managing volunteers at festivals and events @ Volunteer Ireland
Feb 28 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Download a brochure on the courseVolunteers play a key role in making festivals and events a success. They can fulfil a range of roles: managing your social media, welcoming your guests, finding sponsors or capturing video footage of your event allowing you to promote the work you do. This course has been designed to support you to develop the skills and knowledge to effectively recruit, manage and make the most of event volunteering.

Download a copy of the training course brochure.

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Training: Measuring & evaluating the impact of volunteering @ Volunteer Ireland
Mar 28 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Volunteer Impact AssessmentMeasuring 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 measure the impact of volunteering and therefore evidence what is being achieved. This course will guide people through the Toolkit handbook. Exercises and group discussion will be used to guide participants through the different stages of conducting an impact assessment and to start planning their own assessment.

The price of this course includes a hard copy of the toolkit and access to the VIAT web portal. For more information visit our Volunteer Impact Assessment page.

Apr
15
Mon
2019
Volunteering Event: Global Microvolunteering Day @ Worldwide
Apr 15 all-day

MICRO VOLUNTEERING DAY

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.

Networking: Volunteer Impact Irish Users Group Gathering @ Volunteer Ireland
Apr 15 @ 10:00 – 14:00

Volunteer Impact SoftwareThe  2019 Volunteer Impact Users Day which will be held on Monday 15th April in the Volunteer Ireland Offices. Tony Goodrow, Better Impact CEO will be joining us to educate all current users on all the latest developments and also give you a chance to have any questions, which you might have about the software answered.

It will be a great opportunity to meet with other current users of the software and to network with like minded people in the non profit sector.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and we look forward to seeing you on the day!

This event is for current Volunteer Impact Users and by Invite Only.

 

Networking: Volunteer Management Software Info Session @ Volunteer Ireland
Apr 15 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Better Impact runs on multiple devices and is web basedVolunteer Impact is cloud based volunteer management software that makes engaging with, and managing volunteers, both efficient and effective.  Volunteer Impact helps to streamline the volunteer application process, integrate the recruitment process with your organisation’s web site, track your volunteers’ skills, outputs and hours, as well as communicate with your team of volunteers.

Volunteer Ireland invites you to join and Tony Goodrow; Better Impact President & Training Specialist in Volunteer Management for a Masterclass in Volunteer Impact Software and using it fully within your Volunteer Programme.  This session will give you an oversight of the software and how it can work for your volunteer programme.  This session is free to attend.  Join us for a free lunch at 1300 and network with current users of the software.

Apr
24
Wed
2019
Training: Developing a volunteer culture within your organisation @ Volunteer Ireland
Apr 24 @ 10:00 – 16:00
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.

May
2
Thu
2019
Training: National Quality Standards for your Volunteer Programme @ Online Webinar
May 2 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Investing in VolunteersInvesting in Volunteers (IiV) is the national quality standard for volunteer management. The online webinar session will give an overview of the nine Indicators in the quality standards, outline the accreditation process and highlight key elements your volunteer programme will need to have in place in order to achieve the quality mark.

IiV Manager for Ireland Terri O’Brien will lead this online webinar.

Nov
5
Tue
2019
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 mobilising 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 organisation is not afraid of public scrutiny and involvement and endeavours 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.

2018 Theme – Time for Change

Join our IVMDay 2018 campaign! Make your pledge “Time for Change”” for volunteer managers and demonstrate how we are agents and advocates of change for volunteers and volunteering. We hope that this timely theme will allow us to explore the changes needed in our great profession to ensure it remains relevant and powerful into the future.

Please feel free to post your pledge by email your photos to andy@ozvpm.com

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

Download the 2018 Pledge Sheet, print it out and make your pledge and post it online and make sure you tag #IVWDay18

Dec
5
Thu
2019
Volunteering Event: International Volunteer Day (IVD) @ 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 organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations (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 organisations 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.

International Volunteer Day 2018

International Volunteer Day 2018International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2018, “Volunteers build Resilient Communities”, recognises volunteers worldwide – with a special focus on local community volunteers – who contribute to making their communities more resilient against natural disasters, economic stresses and political shocks. The campaign theme combines the recognition of volunteers with concrete evidence from the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) 2018.

#IVD2018 focuses on the values of volunteerism through the appreciation of local volunteers, including the marginalised groups and women, who make up nearly 60 per cent of volunteers worldwide, and their impact on building #ResilientCommunities

Downloads and resources

Apr
15
Wed
2020
Volunteering Event: Global Microvolunteering Day @ Worldwide
Apr 15 all-day

MICRO VOLUNTEERING DAY

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.