National Volunteering Week (NVW)

Due to COVID-19, we have taken the tough decision to postpone National Volunteering Week 2020. It will now take place from 21st – 27th September 2020.

In the meantime, we wanted to share a special message with volunteers everywhere:

With the network of Volunteer Centres across the country, we are working hard on the response to COVID-19; supporting organisations and volunteers and working with the Community Call. So many people have offered their support during this time, and along with the hundreds of thousands of people that volunteer throughout the year, we want to make sure we have the time and resources to deliver the National Volunteering Week that you all deserve.

National Volunteering Week is a whole week dedicated to highlighting volunteering across Ireland and is run in partnership with the network of Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services. This year it will be a huge celebration of how we all came together to support our friends, neighbours and communities during the toughest of times

We will also focus on showcasing the benefits of volunteering to the health and well-being of individuals and communities. We’ll also be giving tips and advice for volunteers and volunteer managers on how they can look after their own well-being. Check back soon for more information and resources!

Check out our special National Volunteering Week video on the difference that volunteers make:

National Volunteering Week Events

Looking for inspiration? Check out the range of events that took place during NVW 2019!

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Celebrate National Volunteering Week

See how you can celebrate National Volunteering Week.

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How to volunteer

Has National Volunteering Week inspired you to get involved in your local community?

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