The programme will see Volunteer Centres recruit, interview, and train a group of local volunteers in Urgent Community Support and Event Volunteering best practice.

Organisations can request their local Community Volunteers to support at events or initiatives.

Organisations can also request support from Community Volunteers at shorter notice when urgent needs arise in the community.



The pilot project is initially running in the following counties: Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Dublin City, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Fingal, Galway, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Roscommon, Sligo, South Dublin, Westmeath, and Wicklow.

These counties are currently engaging volunteers and seeking projects and initiatives to involve Community Volunteers in.

If you live in another county, you can still register your interest and your Volunteer Centre will be in touch to discuss how Community Volunteers could support you when the programme is up and running in your county.

Supporting Communities

The programme will help organisations respond effectively to needs in our communities by allowing them to engage enthusiastic, local Community Volunteers who have raised their hand to say they want to get involved and help out.

Events and urgent needs

Community Volunteers support support local events and initiatives, and also at shorter notice when unexpected, urgent needs arise.

Best Practice training

Community Volunteers are trained in Urgent Community Support and Event Volunteering best practice. Community Volunteers will understand the importance of communication, compassion, confidentiality, managing risks and minding their own wellbeing when volunteering.