Volunteer Ireland
Connecting Communities Through Volunteering
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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
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
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. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Some volunteer programmes are not currently operating or have been curtailed, other volunteer programmes have fundamentally changed or expanded since the start of the pandemic. Volunteer Managers may be finding it a challenge as a programme that they have successfully
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get.  This week we’ll explore research carried out by IPSOS on behalf of Volunteer Ireland exploring the impact of COVID-19 on Volunteering.  We’ll be joined by
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to be working on an exciting Erasmus+ project to extend the knowledge, understanding and availability of Family Volunteering opportunities. Earlier this year we carried out research across the six partner countries and we look forward to
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
10:00
Save the date!  We are delighted to announce that the 2021 National Volunteer Management conference will take place online on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 April 2021.  We’ll have an exciting and engaging programme with a broad range of speakers
Online conference
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Save the date!  We are delighted to announce that the 2021 National Volunteer Management conference will take place online on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 April 2021.  We’ll have an exciting and engaging programme with a broad range of speakers
Online conference
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
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. P lease note that these small
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
Dec
5
Sat
2020
Volunteering Event: International Volunteer Day 2020 (IVD) @ Worldwide
Dec 5 all-day

Together we can through volunteering

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 – 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.

International Volunteer DayThe 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 2020

Together we can through volunteeringLets make IVD this year a worldwide moment to thank volunteers and celebrate their efforts despite all the challenges at hand.

Over the last months, as the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged across the world, volunteers have been at the forefront of medical, community and societal responses.

The COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan by the WHO identifies community volunteers as key stakeholders for risk communication and community engagement. This indicates the value and the great effort the WHO believes volunteers is doing during COVID-19. Yet, recognition is still not enough, especially when it comes to volunteers’ own well-being and access to health care.

This year’s IVD campaign, that starts today and culminates on IVD 2020, December 5th, will thank volunteers worldwide and also shed light on the difficulties and needs of volunteers during the pandemic. Showing the impact of volunteers in their communities during this crisis, we will reach to all corners of the globe with the message of Together We Can Through Volunteering.

As UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed reminded us in opening the GTM2020 in July, “the efforts of 1 billion volunteers is an important foundation at a pivotal moment for development to enable us to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic”.

Follow the social media channels @UNVolunteers and use the hashtags #TogetherWeCan and #IVD2020 to be part of the conversation. The blue heart emoji will be associated with the IVD2020 and contribute to building the campaign image that conveys a positive feeling, solidarity, and compassion toward volunteers.

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Dec
8
Tue
2020
e-learning: Fundamentals of safeguarding in volunteering @ Online Webinar
Dec 8 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Fundamentals of Safeguarding VolunteersIn 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 in our communities. At the end of this session, you will have oversight of safeguarding and the practical steps involved. This is a webinar and therefore is not a substitute for full Safeguarding Training.

Registration is free  Register now

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Dec
11
Fri
2020
e-learning: Volunteer Manager’s Coffee Break @ Online Webinar
Dec 11 @ 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. P lease note that these small groups will be participant-led, so please come prepared to share and ask questions.

This online event is aimed at all Volunteer Managers (paid and unpaid, from Ireland and overseas). The Coffee Break takes place online using Zoom.

These online sessions take place every second Friday at 11.00 (GMT+1)

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.

Dec
15
Tue
2020
e-learning: Kickstarting your volunteer programme @ Online Webinar
Dec 15 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Kickstarting your volunteer programmeSome volunteer programmes are not currently operating or have been curtailed, other volunteer programmes have fundamentally changed or expanded since the start of the pandemic.

Volunteer Managers may be finding it a challenge as a programme that they have successfully delivered for a number of years can no longer operate due to COVID-19.

Now is an ideal opportunity to reflect on the operation of your volunteer programme. Society and culture both in Ireland and globally are fundamentally changing. In this webinar, we’ll explore some of the ways you can kickstart your volunteer programme.

Register now

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Jan
8
Fri
2021
e-learning: The impact of COVID on volunteering participation @ Online Webinar
Jan 8 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get.  This week we’ll explore research carried out by IPSOS on behalf of Volunteer Ireland exploring the impact of COVID-19 on Volunteering.  We’ll be joined by CEO of Volunteer Ireland Nina Artwitz to help us explore the research.

This online event is aimed at all Volunteer Managers (paid and unpaid, from Ireland and overseas). The Coffee Break takes place online using Zoom.

These online sessions take place every second Friday at 11.00 (GMT)

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.

This session is delivered as part of our Volunteer Managers Coffee Break series.

e-learning: Volunteer Manager’s Coffee Break @ Online Webinar
Jan 8 @ 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. P lease note that these small groups will be participant-led, so please come prepared to share and ask questions.

This online event is aimed at all Volunteer Managers (paid and unpaid, from Ireland and overseas). The Coffee Break takes place online using Zoom.

These online sessions take place every second Friday at 11.00 (GMT+1)

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.

Jan
22
Fri
2021
e-learning: Volunteer Manager’s Coffee Break @ Online Webinar
Jan 22 @ 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. P lease note that these small groups will be participant-led, so please come prepared to share and ask questions.

This online event is aimed at all Volunteer Managers (paid and unpaid, from Ireland and overseas). The Coffee Break takes place online using Zoom.

These online sessions take place every second Friday at 11.00 (GMT+1)

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.

Jan
26
Tue
2021
e-learning: Family Volunteering information webinar @ Online Webinar
Jan 26 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Family VolunteeringVolunteer Ireland is delighted to be working on an exciting Erasmus+ project to extend the knowledge, understanding and availability of Family Volunteering opportunities.

Earlier this year we carried out research across the six partner countries and we look forward to sharing this information with you, we’ll explore what we’ve learnt, the barriers, the trends and explore some of the options of how you can get involved as a volunteer or volunteer involving organisation (VIO).

Over the coming months, we will be developing resources and toolkits to help volunteer involving organisations better understand and manage family volunteering. On the webinar, we’ll be launching our pilot projects and we’ll be looking to partner and support a number of VIOs to pilot family volunteering projects in their organisations.

The project is implemented in partnership with: Pro Vobis (Romania) Volunteer Ireland (Ireland), Hrvatski centar za razvoj volonterstva (Croatia), Freiwilligen-Zentrum Augsburg (Germany), Vestre Aker Frivilligsentral (Norway) and the Centre for European Volunteering (Belgium).

This course will be run as an online webinar on Zoom and is free to attend. Facilitator: Stuart Garland

(This session was previously delivered on Monday 9 November)

Register to attend our Family Volunteering webinar

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Feb
5
Fri
2021
e-learning: Volunteer Manager’s Coffee Break @ Online Webinar
Feb 5 @ 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. P lease note that these small groups will be participant-led, so please come prepared to share and ask questions.

This online event is aimed at all Volunteer Managers (paid and unpaid, from Ireland and overseas). The Coffee Break takes place online using Zoom.

These online sessions take place every second Friday at 11.00 (GMT+1)

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.

Feb
19
Fri
2021
e-learning: Volunteer Manager’s Coffee Break @ Online Webinar
Feb 19 @ 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. P lease note that these small groups will be participant-led, so please come prepared to share and ask questions.

This online event is aimed at all Volunteer Managers (paid and unpaid, from Ireland and overseas). The Coffee Break takes place online using Zoom.

These online sessions take place every second Friday at 11.00 (GMT+1)

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.